Empire City (1985)

| Documentary | 1985 (USA)
A film essay contrasting the modern metropolis with its "golden age" from 1830-1930, with the participation of some of New York's leading political and cultural figures such as David ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Blackwood

Writer:

Frances Fitzgerald (narration written by)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Brooke Astor Brooke Astor ... Herself
Louis Auchincloss Louis Auchincloss ... Himself
Herman Badillo Herman Badillo ... Himself
Jane Jacobs ... Herself
Ed Koch ... Himself
Norman Mailer ... Himself
Joseph Papp Joseph Papp ... Himself
Richard Ravitch Richard Ravitch ... Himself
David Rockefeller David Rockefeller ... Himself
Donald Trump ... Himself
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A film essay contrasting the modern metropolis with its "golden age" from 1830-1930, with the participation of some of New York's leading political and cultural figures such as David Rockefeller, Edward Koch, Joseph Papp, Norman Mailer, Herman Badillo, Richard Ravitch, Jane Jacobs, Donald Trump, Louis Auchincloss and Brooke Astor. Made at a time when the city was experiencing unprecedented real estate development on the one hand and unforeseen displacement of population and deterioration on the other. Empire City is the story of two New Yorks. The film explores the precarious coexistence of the service-based midtown Manhattan corporate headquarters with the peripheral New York of undereducated minorities living in increasing alienation. Written by Michael Blackwood Productions

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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1985 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA

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