City Out of Time

City Out of Time

                                City Out of Time
| 15 min

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This Colin Low documentary from 1959 depicts Venice in all its splendor. In the tradition of Venetian painter Canaletto, the film captures the great Italian city’s elusive beauty and fabled landscapes, where spired churches and turreted palaces soar into a blue Mediterranean sky. Narration by William Shatner.

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City Out of Time, Colin Low, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Colin Low
  • producer
    Tom Daly
  • script
    James Beveridge
  • photography
    Georges Dufaux
  • editing
    John Spotton
  • sound editing
    Don Wellington
  • re-recording
    George Croll
  • narrator
    William Shatner
  • music
    Robert Fleming

  • kruscito

    @hariferrusrex: The film now plays without the narrative description! Enjoy!

    kruscito, 12 May 2011
  • hariferrusrex

    I really love the Shatner narration and the "What is art" theme. Great to see something like this. But the other narration, the "descriptive" one, really bothered me and detracted from the overall viewing experience. (And it was read so fast, too!). I wonder if NFB has a version of this beautiful film without the narrative description ....

    hariferrusrex, 12 May 2011
  • scottcaple

    Is the woman's narration a later addition? There seems to be a difference on the audio quality. The film works much better without it.

    scottcaple, 11 May 2011

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