Men at Lunch

Men at Lunch

DVD - 2013
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For 80 years, the identity of the eleven men and the photographer that immortalized them remained a mystery: their stories, lost in time, subsumed by the fame of the image itself. Then, at the start of the 21st century, the photograph finally began to give up some of its secrets
Publisher: New York, NY : First Run Features ; 2013
Branch Call Number: DVD 305.8009 Men
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (75 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Laon sa Spaeir

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3reading4stem2011
Jun 29, 2016

I didn't know about the photo until I saw the DVD. I found this program interesting.

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noluckboston
May 18, 2014

The photo is legendary. This DVD is not.

At the end of the film they admit they dont know anymore then when the film starts. They can only officially identify 2 of the iron works on that beam that day. There are countless other people who claim they see there uncle, brother, or dad. This includes two men from Ireland who claim there fathers are on the beam, because they look like them. Not a ringing endorsement of a scientific conclusion.

There is also the saccharin old women's voice over that narrates the story. Using every cliche in the book.

The good parts are the information about immigrants and there work on the skyscrapers. However it was not good enough to be 1 hour and half long.

Skip this film

aaa5756 May 03, 2014

PBS has done it again very well done documentary series. This movie was interesting, informative, and worse seeing!! I recommend this movie for all to see. Well worth the price of admission to any theater.

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LuvReadingStuff
Apr 16, 2014

Best documentary I have watched in a long time. Noluckboston, talk about a spoiler alert!! Another good documentary is "Going Attractions"
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kenndo Jan 31, 2014

I have seen this photo before, as a younger man I wondered what became of these brave men with such a dangerous job? Where are they now? where did they come from? Who are they?
This photo speaks directly to the True immigrant experience,and those of our fathers.

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aaa5756 May 03, 2014

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

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