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The Statue of Liberty (1985)

TV-G | | Documentary, History
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

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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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interesting early Ken Burns
6 August 2015 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

This is one of documentarian Ken Burns' early accomplishments. It opens with a lot of talking heads expounding on the meaning of liberty. It's not a good opening. It's either pompous or boring or both. After those five minutes, it turns into something more recognizable by people who love his Civil War series. David McCullough is also narrating in this one. The story of the Statue of Liberty is interesting but nowhere near as compelling as the Civil War. This could be seen as a nice prologue to his much more compelling masterpiece. It holds some interesting information and he brings the old photos to life. However even at 60 minutes, this feels stretched out.


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