Brooklyn Bridge [DVD] [1982]

  • SKU: 14721385
  • Release Date: 09/28/2004
  • Rating: NR
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Ken Burns' America: Brooklyn Bridge
Fresh out of college, aspiring filmmaker Ken Burns (The Civil War, Baseball) read David McCullough's history of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge and decided that the labyrinthine tale of tragic setbacks and incredible engineering feats would be the perfect subject for a documentary film. As he experimented with ways of bringing the story to life, Burns, a Brooklyn native himself, developed innovative techniques that would later become his trademark -- using a moving camera over still photographs, having first-person accounts such as diaries and letters read aloud, and taking the time to create exquisite live cinematography of his subject. The result is an emotional and visually stunning account of one of the most ambitious building projects in American history -- a rare treat for history and film buffs alike. ~ Sarah Welsh, Rovi

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Interesting history!

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    I didn't think that I would find that a documentary on the building of the bridge could be interesting, but Ken Burns made this actually fascinating. It is a great part of our history.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great story about the bridge.

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    Ken Burns first documentary about the Brooklyn Bridge is an interesting telling about the constrution started just after the end of the Civil War.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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