Monday, September 6, 2010

The Cruise: a must see documentary

This weekend we watched "The Cruise" a documentary chronicling Tim "Speed" Levitch on his "cruise", his job as an NYC tour guide on a double decker bus in 1998. His ability to share historical facts about NYC in a fluid, comical, and often poetic style earned him a cult following and thus this movie was made.  I found myself smiling the entire time, finding amusement and enjoyment during even the most philosophical and/or darker moments of Levitch's observations about his own life and his relationship with NYC.   Check out a classic clip from the movie- HERE.

And after you've seen the movie, watch the three part series on Youtube- filmed after the attacks on the World Trade center on 9/11. Levitch provides an astute observation about what should be done with Ground Zero (his observation happens at the end of Part 3).

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