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  Frame enlargement (by Lowry Digital): courtesy
Museum of Modern Art and Anthology Film Archives.
 
 
Manhatta
Also known as Le fumée de New York in France : [New York Film], [New York, the Magnificent], [Mannhatta]
(1921) American
B&W : One reel / 642 feet
Directed by Paul Strand and Charles Sheeler

Cast: (unknown)

Cinematography by Paul Strand. / Premiered 24 July 1921 at the Rialto Theatre, New York, New York. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The film’s intertitles where adapted from Leaves of Grass poems by Walt Whitman. The film was restored in 2008 by the Museum of Modern Art and Anthology Film Archives, curated by Bruce Posner, with digital restoration by Lowry Digital, Burbank.

Experimental.

Survival status: Prints exist in the National Film and Television Archive of the British Film Institute film archive [35mm duplicate negative (struck 1949 from a 1927 nitrate projection positive)], in the Museum of Modern Art film archive [35mm restoration negative (completed 2008), 35mm restoration positives (struck 2008)], and in the Anthology Film Archives film archive [35mm restoration positives (struck 2008)].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Listing updated: 29 October 2008.

References: Barsam-Nonfiction p. ?; Pratt-Spellbound p. ? : with additional information provided by Bruce Posner.

Home video: DVD.

 
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