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City of Gold (1957 film)

City of Gold
Directed by
Produced by Tom Daly
Written by Roman Kroitor
Narrated by Pierre Berton
Music by Eldon Rathburn
Cinematography
  • Colin Low
  • Wolf Koenig
Edited by Tom Daly
Distributed by National Film Board of Canada
Release dates
  • 1957 (1957)
Running time 21 min 40 sec
Country Canada
Language English

City of Gold is a 1957 Canadian documentary film by Colin Low and Wolf Koenig, chronicling Dawson City during the Klondike Gold Rush. The film is narrated by Pierre Berton and produced by the National Film Board of Canada.

Technique

City of Gold made innovative use of archival photos, combining narration, music and camera movements to bring drama to these still images. Its innovative use of still photography in this manner has been cited by Ken Burns as an inspiration for the so-called Ken Burns effect.[1][2][3]

Awards

Winner of the Palme d'or for best short film at the 1957 Cannes Film Festival and nominated for an Academy Award.[4]

Winner of the award for film of the year at the 10th Canadian Film Awards, June 21, 1958.[5]

Notes

  1. ^ "Capturing the American Experience: A Conversation with Ken Burns" by Mikel Vause
  2. ^ "Historical Photographs and Multimedia Storytelling" by Charles Williams
  3. ^ Revisited" by John C. TibbettsCity of Gold"All That Glitters:
  4. ^ Colin Low article at the Film Reference Library
  5. ^ NFB. "Our Collection: City of Gold: Awards".  

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