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also known as City Symphony I

Deconstruction Sight1990

Longtime San Francisco filmmaker Dominic Angerame turns the classical city symphony on its head by focusing on demolition rather than forward​-​progress. Filmed in the aftermath of the Loma Prieta earthquake, DECONSTRUCTION SIGHT plays like an avant-garde disaster movie, an anti-spectacle in flaring black-and-white. Time-lapse photography evokes a curiously childlike view of the city's upheaval, with cranes appearing like​ ​toys in the sandbox. Meanwhile, firefighters put out blazes and office lights flicker on and off; the city continues in its daily routine, oblivious but for Angerame's camera. - Max Goldberg

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Interesting, somewhat.