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The Statue of Liberty (1985)

Documentary showing the history of the world-famous Statue of Liberty in New York harbor, the impact it still has on people and the state of liberty as a personal and political concept in America in 1985.

Director:

Ken Burns

Writers:

Ric Burns (screenplay), Amy Stechler (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
David McCullough ... Narrator / Himself - Historian
Jeremy Irons ... Himself (voice)
Derek Jacobi ... Himself (voice)
Paul Roebling Paul Roebling ... Himself (voice)
Arthur Miller ... Himself (voice)
Milos Forman ... Himself - Film Director
Tucker Burr Tucker Burr ... Himself (voice)
Wendy Tilghman Wendy Tilghman ... Herself (voice)
Camilla Rockwell Camilla Rockwell ... Herself (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Youyoute Aseignot Youyoute Aseignot ... Himself - Haiti
James Baldwin ... Himself - Writer
Josephine Bianco Josephine Bianco ... Herself - Italy
Rosie Block Rosie Block ... Herself - Austria
Ray Charles ... Himself - Composer
Rodolpho Cid Rodolpho Cid ... Himself - Cuba
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Documentary showing the history of the world-famous Statue of Liberty in New York harbor, the impact it still has on people and the state of liberty as a personal and political concept in America in 1985.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Company Credits

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Florentine Films, WNET See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Connections

Features The Immigrant (1917) See more »

Soundtracks

Birthday
Composed by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performed by The Beatles
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Beautiful Images Of The Statue
5 September 2008 | by treeskier802See all my reviews

One of Burns' earliest documentaries, there are strikingly beautiful images of The Statue of Liberty. Burns does a great job showing the Statue in different light and angles. I particularly enjoy his images of the Statue at sunset and the one that shows a panoramic view of the New York harbor, including the Twin Towers.

Like all Burns films, a great array of interviews from well known Americans to immigrants is included. I particularly like Mario Cuomo's views of the Statue as well as James Baldwin's.

I watched instantly on Netflix to kill and hour and possibly learn something. It accomplished both. Rating 7 of 10 stars.


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