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Historical World Fairs  New York Volume IV
Historical World Fairs New York Volume IV
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
UR     2005     2hr 2min

See two of the greatest expositions hosted by New York - the 1939 "World Of Tomorrow" Fair and the 1964 World's Fair.


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Creator: A2ZCDS
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Travel, Documentary
Format: DVD
DVD Release Date: 03/21/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 2hr 2min
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: Unrated

Movie Reviews

The City Remains The Same
jen | 07/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The most remarkable part of this DVD set is how you get to see the changes in new york city between the 1930s and 1960s. Of course, the city itself is the same, but the way people dress and act and the cars could not be more different. It's also nice to see that no matter what the era these people had a lot of hope for their future. The futurama fair was the most interesting to me, as people thought we'd have flying cars by now. STill it's all fascinating and I might want to buy the other volumes soon."
Well Done Contrast Of Two Eras
Deacon | America | 05/04/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I don't think I would have liked either of the films on this two movie set as much if I saw them alone. What makes it work is having them both back to back.

The reason is that the first film is set at a World's Fair in New York in the 1930s where the people are trying to predict what life will be like in New York in the 1960s.

Then the next film is a World's Fair in New York in the 1960s so you get to see exactly what people got right in the 1930s and what they got wrong (hint: there were no flying cars.)

Seen back to back they show how human expectations clash with actual historical experience."