33rd & La Salle

An experimental piece documenting the wrecking of a building on 33rd and LaSalle in Chicago.

0:00Copy video clip URL Countdown clock goes from 8 to 2 then cuts to black

0:30Copy video clip URL Image of lamp post on the corner of 33rd and La Salle. Cut to a “Now Playing” sign.

0:40Copy video clip URL Image of magazine clippings reads “33rd and La Salle.” Cut to sign saying “Story,” then more magazine clippings say “by Ken Josephson Chicago 1962.”

1:02Copy video clip URL Fade to a poster of a menacing-looking face, then shots of other posters of smiling men and women. Cut to shots of a construction site then a corner building.

1:36Copy video clip URL Fade to shot looking up the stairs and in at a messy room, presumably inside the previously pictured building. Shot pans across newspapers, pots, and shoes, then up to the cracked walls.

2:46Copy video clip URL Close up of a paper on the wall reading “God bless our home.”

3:00Copy video clip URL Cut back to the outside of the building. Close ups on various advertisements, a newspaper, then a calendar.

4:09Copy video clip URL Boards over the windows are knocked down by a crane.

6:07Copy video clip URL A fire starts to burn as a wrecking ball continues to knock down the building.

7:22Copy video clip URL Rapid cuts between posters of smiling men and women.

7:37Copy video clip URL Cut to a shot of the now empty lot. Close ups on the rubble and a blazing fire.

8:29Copy video clip URL Cut back to the lamp post on the corner of 33rd and LaSalle.

8:35Copy video clip URL End.

 

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