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American Experience: Mount Rushmore
American Experience Mount Rushmore
Actor: Michael Murphy
Director: Mark Zwonitzer
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Documentary
NR     2005     1hr 0min

High on a granite cliff in South Dakota's Black Hills tower four huge carved faces of American presidents. But is Mount Rushmore a monstrosity, or a masterpiece? A temperamental artist, Gutzon Borglum, propelled the projec...  more »

     
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Actor: Michael Murphy
Director: Mark Zwonitzer
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Art & Artists, Television, Documentary
Studio: Pbs (Direct)
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 06/07/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Mount Rushmore's History
Jeffery Mingo | Homewood, IL USA | 07/11/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I am always fascinated by what the American Experience series chooses to cover. At first, I thought this would just be about a monument, but it's much more about the man behind it.

Mount Rushmore was born of historical circumstances. South Dakotan (white only? Why are the Lakota absent from this documentary?) men needed jobs. The Dust Bowl and the Great Depression were taking place. Often the rock was too porous and had to be resculpted.

I love the way the AE series covers America, warts and all. This piece said that the sculptor Borglum was xenophobic, racist, and anti-Jewish, on top of being an egomaniac. It said he choose Theodore Roosevelt just because he was a friend. Clearly I'm not placing this guy in my list of heroes.

I enjoyed other works in the series MUCH more than this one. However, if you want to know a bit more about Mount Rushmore, than why not peep this documentary?"