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Ken Burns' America: Brooklyn Bridge

  • Runtime: 1 hr. 0 min.
  • Genres: Architecture & Design, History
  • Director:Ken Burns


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...more