Sketches of Frank Gehry

Sketches of Frank Gehry
Sketches of Frank Gehry
  • PG-13
  • 1h 24m
  • 2006
Certified Fresh82%
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Sydney Pollack's first feature-length documentary focuses on acclaimed architect Frank O. Gehry. Beginning with the architect's own original sketches for each major project, the film explores Gehry's process of turning these abstract drawings first into three-dimensional models, often made simply of cardboard and tape, then into finished buildings of titanium and glass, concrete and steel, wood and stone. While the intimate dialogue between the two old friends courses like a continuous melodic line through the film, Pollack captures the grandeur of Gehry's architecture-from his earliest building, a hay barn, to what are now recognized as some of the great buildings of the modern era, including the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.
© 2006 SP Architecture Productions LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Certified Fresh82%
Critics Consensus: This affectionate, casually framed portrait of the acclaimed architect reveals him to be an engaging, likeable subject.
Reviews
Orlando Sentinel
Roger Moore
Fresh

March 4, 2019
London Evening Standard
Derek Malcolm
Fresh

The result is a persuasive movie which proves beyond doubt that at least some geniuses are intense...

March 4, 2019
Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
Fresh

an intelligent piece of partisan adoration - although he gives some space to Gehry's detractors, t...

June 21, 2017
BBC.com
Matthew Leyland
Fresh

More a thumbnail than a full portrait.

June 21, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Documentary
  • Release Date:May 12, 2006
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    Stereo
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