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The City (1939)





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Originally designed to be exclusively exhibited at the 1939 New York World's Fair, this exquisitely rendered documentary compares modern day slums with utopian ideals of the perfect future city, one that is comprised of a number of pleasant, affordable residential communities located well away from squalid urban ghettoes.


Critic Reviews for The City

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Its foregrounding of theoretical engagement and blunt verbal and visual rhetoric is a salutary reminder that what documentaries document, first of all and above all, are ideas.

August 28, 2020 | Full Review…

Don't expect a forgotten classic -- this one was just plain forgotten.

April 3, 2009 | Rating: 2.5/5

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