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Arrival in the Bronx is shown with a view from an elevated train as it enters the city. Then follows a montage of sights from the Bronx. Many typical neighborhood activities are shown, along with scenes from many local businesses. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Jay Leyda 
Crew believed to be complete


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11 min (2004 National Film Preservation Foundation print)
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The DVD print was copied at 24 frames per second from a 35mm print preserved at the Museum Of Modern Art.See more »
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This is NOT the Hollywood image of New York!, 23 September 2011
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

Jay Leyda decided to pay tribute to the New York borough of the Bronx in this short film. Instead of focusing on skyscrapers and the spectacular, it focuses on more mundane things. Taken from what appears to have been public transportation, his camera zips by various tenements and landmarks. Then, it suddenly slows to show the people--shopping, walking and going about their lives. While I am pretty sure this will bore a lot of people, the film is worth preserving for two obvious reasons. First, the camera-work is quite nice--and it's not just like a travelogue. His choices of what to show and how to focus was often rather artistic--even when it was VERY mundane. Second, think of the history you are seeing. Hollywood films never show this sort of stuff and their view of New York was almost exclusively a sanitized image of Manhattan. Worth a look.

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