Lewis Mumford on the City, Part 6: The City and the Future

Lewis Mumford on the City, Part 6: The City and the Future

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This short documentary is part of a series hosted by American historian, sociologist, philosopher of technology, and literary critic Lewis Mumford, who was particularly noted for his study of cities and urban architecture. In this episode, Mumford considers the “loss of vitality” that he perceives in contemporary cities that have become crowded and resulted in suburban flight. “The overfilled urban container has burst,” he proclaims. What will become of the faceless, formless contemporary city? This mid-20th century film is a prescient look at today’s urban landscapes.

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Credits
  • director
    Mogens Gander
  • camera
    Mogens Gander
  • director
    Jacques Giraldeau
  • camera
    Jacques Giraldeau
  • director
    Robert Humble
  • camera
    Robert Humble
  • director
    Kirk Jones
  • camera
    Kirk Jones
  • director
    Derek Knight
  • camera
    Derek Knight
  • director
    Jean-Claude Labrecque
  • camera
    Jean-Claude Labrecque
  • director
    Claus Loof
  • camera
    Claus Loof
  • director
    Ian MacNeill
  • camera
    Ian MacNeill
  • director
    Terence Macartney-Filgate
  • camera
    Terence Macartney-Filgate
  • director
    Doug McKay
  • camera
    Doug McKay
  • director
    Reginald Morris
  • camera
    Reginald Morris
  • director
    Erik Nielsen
  • camera
    Erik Nielsen
  • director
    Bryan Probyn
  • camera
    Bryan Probyn
  • director
    Donald Wilder
  • camera
    Donald Wilder
  • producer
    Ian MacNeill
  • script
    Ian MacNeill
  • executive producer
    Guy Glover
  • sound
    Joseph Champagne
    George Croll
    Ted Haley
  • editing
    Rex Tasker
    Margaret Ellis
  • sound editing
    Kathleen Shannon
  • narrator
    Budd Knapp
  • music
    Robert Fleming
  • host
    Lewis Mumford

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