Sketches Of Frank Gehry

Sketches Of Frank Gehry

Sketches Of Frank Gehry

Film director Sydney Pollack, who knew little about architecture except what he himself admired, was invited by his friend, the renowed architect Frank Gehry, to make a documentary about his life and working methods. The result of this collaboration between two friends is very special: Gehry is naturally at ease in front of Pollack's camera. Armed with a video camera, Pollack dips into the highlight of Gehry's life, tracing his youth, his first marriage and his exponentially growing fame. Facing a creative block early in his career, Gehry ended up in the care of a psychiatrist, whom Pollack interviews and whose understanding of the creative mind unlocked Gehry's imagination.

Freed from his crisis, Gehry eventually created such magnificent structures as the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and the Walt Disney Concert Hall In Los Angeles. This a film about a man who has dared to dream about buildings that transcend the rectilinear approach that defines so much of architecture. Above all, Gehry, modest energetic and inquisitive, reveals himself to be a consummately charming subject.

2006Rating: M, contains offensive language95 minsUSA
Documentary
Director:
Sydney Pollack ('The Firm', 'Out Of Africa', 'Tootsie', 'Three Days of the Condor')
Cast:
Michael EisnerFrank O. GehryBob GeldofDennis HopperPhilip JohnsonSydney PollackEddie Ruscha
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Variety

Variety

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Lucid and engaging, Sketches of Frank Gehry provides the enormously gratifying opportunity to spend an hour-and-a-half with an artistic giant...

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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Pollack does give a substantial chunk of screen time to Milton Wexler, Gehry's longtime analyst, who proves to be a winning, charismatic presence...

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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You learn as much as you need to know to understand Gehry's architectural process and to appreciate his enormous contribution to modern art and architecture. Which is not a bad thing. Just sketchy....

Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

Gehry sketches and free-associates about how he's not nearly the menschy aw-shucks pussycat from Canada he appears to be but rather a wily, complicated L.A. lion...

Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

press

The result is not a formal doc but an extended chat between two professionals who, as Pollack puts it, search for "a sliver of space in the commercial world where you can make a difference"...

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Variety

Variety

press

Lucid and engaging, Sketches of Frank Gehry provides the enormously gratifying opportunity to spend an hour-and-a-half with an artistic giant...

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Pollack does give a substantial chunk of screen time to Milton Wexler, Gehry's longtime analyst, who proves to be a winning, charismatic presence...

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

You learn as much as you need to know to understand Gehry's architectural process and to appreciate his enormous contribution to modern art and architecture. Which is not a bad thing. Just sketchy....

Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

Gehry sketches and free-associates about how he's not nearly the menschy aw-shucks pussycat from Canada he appears to be but rather a wily, complicated L.A. lion...

Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

press

The result is not a formal doc but an extended chat between two professionals who, as Pollack puts it, search for "a sliver of space in the commercial world where you can make a difference"...

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