Video Diary of Sandy (Part 3): 'Hard Times Come Again No More'
A local filmmaker completes the third part of a film about the Oct. 29 'superstorm' that devastated Ocean City.
John Thornton, a resident of the Ocean City Homes neighborhood on the south end of Ocean City and a teacher at the Art Institute of Philadelphia, recently completed a third segment of a film about the impact of Superstorm Sandy on his friends, neighbors and hometown.
The first 14-minute segment of the film starts on Saturday, Oct. 27, two days before Sandy makes landfall and continues through the storm. The second part of the film is about Sandy's impact on Ocean City. It starts the day after Sandy makes landfall as Thornton gets his first look at the storm's effects.
The new segment of film (featured above) shows Thornton visiting the flooded home of his stepson and family as they start to gut their house and come to grips with their devastating loss. He also takes a tour of the north end. His friend Tom Judd sings a rendition of "Hard Times Come Again No More" as Thornton's camera surveys the aftermath of Sandy.
To see the first two parts of the film, click on the YouTube icons above on the right.