Sketches of Frank Gehry

Genre:  Documentary
Running Time:  82 min.
Release Date: June 16, 2006 (limited)
DVD: August 22, 2006

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Cast: Dennis Hopper

Synopsis

Renowned architect Frank Gehry loves to sketch; it is the beginning of his architectural process. And it is his love of the sketch that gave filmmaker and friend Sydney Pollack his first clues to the style of this documentary film. Beginning with Gehry's own original sketches for each major project, the film explores Gehry's process of turning these abstract drawings, first into tangible, three-dimensional models, often made simply of cardboard and scotch tape then into finished buildings of titanium and glass, concrete and steel, wood and stone.

At the heart of the film is the low-key, informal quality that Pollack brings to his conversations with Gehry, and the many other participants in the film. Pollack's ability to pierce the skin of architectural theory allows him to draw deep insights into the life of this extraordinary architect and his singular architectural process.

Director: Sydney Pollack
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Ultan Guilfoyle
Official Site: www.sonyclassics.com/sketchesoffrankgehry/

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