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Skyscraper Symphony (1929)

A montage of the skyscrapers of Manhattan opens with a succession of stationary views of the upper portions of numerous buildings. This is followed by a wide variety of fluid shots, which ... See full summary »

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A montage of the skyscrapers of Manhattan opens with a succession of stationary views of the upper portions of numerous buildings. This is followed by a wide variety of fluid shots, which also begin to show more and more of the surrounding city, in addition to the skyscrapers themselves. Written by Snow Leopard

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One of the films in the 3-disk boxed DVD set called "More Treasures from American Film Archives (2004)", compiled by the National Film Preservation Foundation from 5 American film archives. This film is preserved by the George Eastman House, has a running time of 9 minutes and an added music score. See more »

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This is what happens when you give a cameraman LSD!
23 September 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This art film featuring the skyscrapers of New York looks almost like a Before and After project. Let me explain...

The first portion of the film shows some VERY monolithic buildings in New York. The camera pans about them and the film dissolves from one shot to another. It's all rather artsy--not my cup of tea, but I could respect it. The next was quite different. While the buildings were now less austere, the camera-work was a mess. I am pretty sure it was mean to be artsy, but looked as if the camera was now being used by an intoxicated guy...or perhaps a chimp. The camera moved almost like it was strapped to a pendulum--and watching it was almost nauseating due to the unnecessary movement. Yes, some folks like this sort of stuff, but then there are also people that like liver and Pauly Shore--and I am not saying that's normal either! Strange and, unfortunately, overdone.


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