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Reference number: 8759

Date: 1976

Director: d. Iain Rintoul

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 8.17 mins

Description: An impressionistic view of the city of New York, contrasting the magnificent city skyline from the water and the buildings from above with the brash city streets and the poverty and dereliction of the back alleys.

1976 Award winning documentary FACES OF MANHATTAN. Shot by Ian Rintoul it received Best Documentary Yugoslavia 1978. Best Foreign Film Photographic Society of America. Movie Maker Ten Best 1997.

Credits: camera Ian Rintoul
sd. John Welford
a Santina Production

Shotlist: title - "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" - still images of early American immigrants - gvs Statue of Liberty, panning past with New York skyline in background - gvs Manhattan skyline - gvs streets from above - gv subway entrance - gvs rubbish dump, police car, 7th Precinct police station, policeman, prostitutes on street corner, police cars and junk yard - gvs streets, rubbish, residents, woman selling clothes on street, clothes shops, children playing, apartment buildings, rubbish in streets, back yards and fire escapes, cats, scenes of dereliction, old woman with dog, The Bowery Mission, tramps on street, derelict buildings, homeless men on street (3.05) gvs Manhattan skyline from water - street scenes, Broadway, buildings, taxis, Macy's from above, traffic scenes, streets from above, 5th Avenue, people on streets, buildings from above, hoarding 'You have a friend in Chinatown', gvs Chinatown, people in streets, Metro Goldwyn Mayer building (4.46) gvs of film crew on street, filming young woman walking along street, onlookers watch - gvs streets at dusk - gvs streets at night, adult cinema hoardings, sequence of still images of young women, Metropole Cafe 'Topless Go Go', adult book and film shops and 25 cent peep shows, c/u shots of shop signs, gvs cinema frontages and neon signs, traffic at night - shots of city light at night from above - ecs (8.17)