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The Climate of New York

Directed by Rudy Burckhardt
United States, 1948
Short, Documentary

Synopsis

In 1935, Rudy Burckhardt moved to New York from Basel, Switzerland, with Edwin Denby, who went on to become one of the foremost American dance critics. This film is a collaboration between these two artists: Burckhardt’s photos are displayed onscreen as Denby reads his sonnets.

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The Climate of New York Directed by Rudy Burckhardt

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  • josé neves's rating of the film The Climate of New York

    16mm. Like his recently watched, "Under the Brooklyn Bridge," an anthology of extraordinary images about the various cells in which a city is divided, but above all its particularities seen by a specific, constructive and formal, look. See the passage in the "Evening" chapter, from black and white silhouettes of black buildings under the evening sky to a feerie of colors in a section on the city's neons.

  • Diogo Pires's rating of the film The Climate of New York

    an absolute treasure. divided in 5 chapters there are two moments of truly beauty and enchantment: one is the footage of the subway, where the film captures the suburban movement and, it feels, the essence of that precise moment and atmosphere; the second is the abrupt transition from b&w to color, with the neons painting the screen as if we've never seen that bright before. a truly feast for our eyes.

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