I don’t mention Amanda Emily…

…often enough. She is my computer geek queen and a repository of news history. And she’s blogged about a fascinating behind the scenes story about how a bomber flew into the Empire State Building.

Yes, the storytelling style is hokey…that was the style in those days. But look at the quality of the film itself, listen to how they built the story. And read the back story of the cameramen who shot the film.

Technology (always) changes…style changes…but good storytelling is always compelling.

One thought on “I don’t mention Amanda Emily…

  1. Actually it was the British version of the Empire State newsreel I linked to only because the digitized American versions are rather poor quality while British Pathe is uploading high quality versions of their holdings.

    Here’s the version that rolled here in the states. Truth be told, its no worse than some of what I see aired on TV news today…

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