Tower

Tower

DVD - 2017
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Combines animation, testimonies, and archival footage to portray the events of August 1, 1966 when a gunman opened fire from the University of Texas clock tower.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Kino Lorber,, [2017]
2017
Branch Call Number: DVD364.15 TOW 2017
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
NTSC,rda
digital,optical,unknown,unknown,rda
1 videodisc (82 min.) : sound, color, black and white ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Maitland, Keith

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uncommonreader
Jul 17, 2018

A creative, innovative and moving documentary.

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akirakato
Jul 11, 2018

Directed by Keith Maitland in 2016, this 82-minute documentary shows the tragedy and good Samaritans during the 1966 shooting incident at the University of Texas Tower.
Tense, amazing and uniquely touching documentary.

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Janice21383
Jul 01, 2018

A documentary to watch with your children. Rather than the usual aging talking heads, the film uses Rotoscope animation and young actors to recreate that terrible day in August, 1966. Director Keith Maitland took this approach especially to reach a young audience, who, more than most of us, deal with the anxiety of possible encounters with mad shooters. The effect is fresh, immediate, and deeply moving. I especially appreciated the credit given to people who risked their lives for others, and that the shooter is not glamourized -- his face is unseen, and even his name is not mentioned until the end.

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Raun
Jan 31, 2018

Well made documentary melding archival footage w animation, completely engaging, but when it was over, I wondered what I gained from watching it.

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zichowski
Jan 26, 2018

what a refreshing way to display facts from the 60's using some animation that really enhances the old footage in black and white
a success route for upcoming documentaries....very creative and absorbing

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lvon98
Sep 17, 2017

Two words: Simply brilliant.

There were many victims in that story; but there were also genuine, unsung heroes, among whom Rita Starpattern.

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rugolin
Sep 06, 2017

This a unique looking documentary about the mass murder at the University of Texas where a sniper opened fire for over an hour from the clock tower onto the passersby on the campus. The film's graphics is a mixture of live footage and animation that portrayed the event and people on that fateful day in 1966. With different people telling their story of that day,you get a feel for the terror and powerlessness students and others felt while taking cover,lying wounded and pushed to acts of heroism in the face of constant gunfire to save others or stop the sniper themselves.

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abcedmillered
Apr 17, 2017

It's really creative and gorgeous how they combine the audio of interviews and audio at the time of the shooting with the animation. My friend (who saw it with me) is still talking about the song choices throughout the documentary. You can't take your eyes away from this movie. Highly recommend for documentary fans and for those who don't usually stray to the non-fiction video aisle.

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singidunum_25
Jan 26, 2018

Animation, testimony, and archival footage combine to relate the events of August 1, 1966 when a gunman opened fire from the University of Texas clock tower, killing 16 people. imdb.com

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