City of Gold (1957 film)
|City of Gold|
|Produced by||Tom Daly|
|Written by||Roman Kroitor|
|Narrated by||Pierre Berton|
|Music by||Eldon Rathburn|
|Edited by||Tom Daly|
|Distributed by||National Film Board of Canada|
|21 min 40 sec|
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.
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.
- "Capturing the American Experience: A Conversation with Ken Burns" by Mikel Vause
- "Historical Photographs and Multimedia Storytelling" by Charles Williams
- "All That Glitters: City of Gold Revisited" by John C. Tibbetts
- Colin Low article at the Film Reference Library
- NFB. "Our Collection: City of Gold: Awards". National Film Board of Canada. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
Low, Colin (Director); Koenig, Wolf (Director); Daly, Tom (Producer); Berton, Pierre (Commentary) (1957). City of Gold (Adobe Flash) (Motion picture). Canada: National Film Board of Canada. OCLC 370245528. OCLC 60594493. 153B0157026. Retrieved June 28, 2014.
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