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Men at Lunch

Men at Lunch
  • 2012
  • Ireland
  • 84 min
  • Directed by: Seán Ó Cualáin

The photograph of 11 construction workers grabbing a bite to eat on a girder 800 feet above street level is one of the most iconic images of the 20th century, capturing the spirit of the American Dream and fuelling the mythic ideal of New York as the city where anything can happen. A picture may indeed be worth 1000 words, but whether or not it can support an 80 minute documentary is debatable, especially based on the evidence of Ó Cualáin’s overly gushy effort.

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Men at Lunch

13 Feb 20132 stars

Lightweight documentary about the iconic New York photograph, Lunch Atop a Skyscraper

The photograph of 11 construction workers grabbing a bite to eat on a girder 800 feet above street level is one of the most iconic images of the 20th century, capturing the spirit of the American Dream and fuelling the mythic ideal of New York as the…

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