In honour of Independence Day (July 4th) here are a few relevant clips from film and TV.
The drafting of the declaration of independence in the HBO series John Adams, which sees Thomas Jefferson (Stephen Dillane), Benjamin Franklin (Tom Wilkinson) and Adams (Paul Giamatti) read through the original draft.
From the same series this is the scene where Congress approve of the separation from Great Britain.
The trailer for Oliver Stone’s Born on the 4th of July:
The famous Superbowl teaser trailer for Independence Day in 1996:
This short film of the 4th of July fireworks in New York was shot by Mike Kobal on a Canon camera.
Can you think of any others?