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.
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Critics Consensus: This affectionate, casually framed portrait of the acclaimed architect reveals him to be an engaging, likeable subject.
- Sony Pictures Classics
- © 2006 SP Architecture Productions LLC. All Rights Reserved.
- English (Stereo, CC)
- Closed captions (CC) refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.