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The Statue of Liberty (History Channel)
The Statue of Liberty
History Channel
Actors: James Baldwin, Mario Cuomo, Milos Forman, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi
Director: Ken Burns
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Documentary
NR     2004     1hr 0min

Studio: A&e Home Video Release Date: 02/24/2004 Run time: 50 minutes Rating: Nr


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Actors: James Baldwin, Mario Cuomo, Milos Forman, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi
Director: Ken Burns
Creators: Buddy Squires, Ken Burns, Terry Hopkins, Paul Barnes, Bernard Weisberger, Geoffrey C. Ward
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Art & Artists, Television, History
Studio: A&E Home Video
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 02/24/2004
Release Year: 2004
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

Statue of Liberty - Past to Present
Jennifer Gold | United States, Connecticut | 06/13/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The thing I liked most about this A&E production on the Statue of Liberty was its focus on not only the monument itself, but also the historical and social forces that have evolved around it. The film provides some interesting, little-known facts about the statue, from its shaky financial origins to its unstable architectural idiosynchrasies. Despite these weaknesses, the Statue of Liberty served as the inspiration for America's great waves of European immigrants. The film documents their late 19th/early 20th century struggle to become citizens of the United States. Its focus on the Statue's sister-monument, Ellis Island, is also quite elucidating and poignant. I would recommend the film to anyone interested in turn-of-the-century American History and/or Modern Architecture. This volumn in the Modern Marvels series is truly inspiring."
Wake up, America!
Bert J. Vaillancourt | Baraboo, WI United States | 07/10/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"After seeing this video, I thought deeply about what the Statue of Liberty means to people who are coming to this country for the first time. If what is presented in the video is true, why was it such a controversial statue? It is not just a symbol of liberty or freedom or two countries coming together, nor does it have any political significance. It is about people and their search for solace and shelter in an uncaring world. The passage at the bottom of the statue, the time that it was built and erected, and its location, these seem to have more significance.Well, enough of my ramblings. This video is a must-see for Americans and for historians of all ages. It really stirs the soul. That's what it did to me. My parents are immigrants and a lot of what was said rang true for me. Thanks for reading this."
Excellent film by Ken Burns, DVD a little disappointing
John Madison | United States | 11/29/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I am a big fan of the films by Ken Burns, and this one is very good. It is very short compared to other multi-episode films like the Civil War, but is still inspiring, enjoyable, and educational.The quality of the DVD is good, but the amount of content is rather low considering the price. The extras include two short features on Ken Burns, making this entire DVD about 1.5 hours of viewing. Should be priced at 9.99 or 12.99, or maybe combined with another Burns film, such as Brooklyn Bridge."
The history of the Statue of Liberty
Joseph T. Reeves | 02/25/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Anyone who is proud to be an American should watch this film. Anyone who is not proud to be an American should watch this film. Anyone who likes a good story with a happy ending should watch this film and lastly, anyone who likes bucolic scenery, beautiful music and a microcosm of the making of America told in a sensitive, intelligent manner should watch this film. There! Did I leave anybody out?"