Panorama from the Tower of the Brooklyn Bridge

Panorama from the Tower of the Brooklyn Bridge

Panoráma z věže Brooklynského mostu

Photography: Gottfried Wilhelm Bitzer
Color: Black and white
Language: No dialogue
Synopsis

A view from the tower on the Brooklyn side of the bridge is one of the first attempts at seeing the city from above. The in many ways pioneering camerawork shows a quick pan across Manhattan from the southwest to the north, including a shot of the bridge’s other tower.

Biography

An early film pioneer and innovator of cinematographic techniques, Gottfried Wilhelm “Billy” Bitzer (1872–1944) was D. W. Griffith’s master cinematographer and together they made several films, including the legendary Birth of a Nation (1915) and Intolerance (1916).

Photo Gallery

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Festival edition: 2016
Sections: Fascinations: Aerial View
Premiere Type: Czech Premiere
Exhibition format: Video File
Subtitle languages: No Subtitles
Screening:
30.10.2016 10:00
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