Expo: Magic of the White City

Expo: Magic of the White City

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Director: Mark Bussler

Cast: Mark Bussler, Gene Wilder

     
 

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Expo: Magic of the White City documents the historically significant Chicago World's Fair of 1893. Considered by many to be the beginning of the 20th century, the fair showcased what was at the time numerous modern marvels and inspired a host of innovators. This film is narrated by Gene Wilder.See more details below

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Expo: Magic of the White City documents the historically significant Chicago World's Fair of 1893. Considered by many to be the beginning of the 20th century, the fair showcased what was at the time numerous modern marvels and inspired a host of innovators. This film is narrated by Gene Wilder.

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Erik Larson's book Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America ranked among 2003's best reads, earning the author an Edgar Award and a place on the National Book Award shortlist. Filmmaker Mark Bussler returns to that unique historical moment for Expo: The Magic of the White City, a feature-length documentary narrated by Gene Wilder that brings the 1893 Chicago World's Fair to cinematic life. The landmark exhibition, visited by as many as 28 million people according to estimates, celebrated advances in science, technology (its massive use of electricity was, at the time, unprecedented), and culture, serving as a launching platform for innovations as varied as the Ferris wheel and Cracker Jack.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/13/2005
UPC:
0646032040494
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
NR
Source:
Janson Media
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:56:00
Sales rank:
21,012

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Disc #1 -- Expo: Magic of the White City
1. Magic of the White City [3:20]
2. The Fair was Alive [4:00]
3. Biggest Fair Ever Held [2:55]
4. A Future of Peace and Progress [3:26]
5. Violence and Economic Turmoil [2:44]
6. Where to Hold the Fair? [2:50]
7. Having Fun and Making Money [2:45]
8. The Windy City [3:09]
9. A Vision by the Lake [1:59]
10. Building the Fair [3:38]
11. The Court of Honor [2:18]
12. Visiting the State Buildings [2:05]
13. Agriculture and Mines Buildings [2:22]
14. Impressive National Buildings [3:05]
15. Japanese Wooded Island [2:43]
16. Largest Building on Earth [4:55]
17. Biggest Bazaar in History [4:23]
18. The Electricity Building [3:11]
19. Machinery Hall [2:44]
20. The Midway Plaisance [2:48]
21. Little Egypt [2:16]
22. People on the Midway [4:09]
23. So Much More to See [2:22]
24. The Ferris Wheel [3:51]
25. Cold Storage Fire [3:52]
26. Palace of Fine Arts [4:41]
27. Guns at the Fair [4:07]
28. Awe Inspiring Buldings [2:18]
29. Transportation at the Fair [2:41]
30. Food and Beer [5:47]
31. Food Firsts and Music [2:51]
32. People and Problems [3:47]
33. Murder of the Mayor [3:10]
34. End of the Fair [2:53]
35. Jackson Park Today [2:46]
36. Credits [2:38]

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