Cinema: City Under Glass

Only One New York is a safari through the urban jungle. It was written and faultlessly photographed by Pierre-Dominique Gaisseau, the French explorer who led a 1959 expedition to the head-hunting wilderness of Dutch New Guinea and returned with the remarkable documentary, The Sky Above—The Mud Below. His new film attempts to explore New York City in much the same way. "Never has there been a city in the world like this," glows Gaisseau, as his camera ogles the sheer canyons of lower Manhattan. "It occurs to me that people who expect a bomb to fall don't build their walls of...

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