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Sketches of Frank Gehry

PG-13| 1 hr. 27 min.

Plot Summary
Who is Frank Gehry, and what makes the rule-breaking architect tick? That's what filmmaker -- and friend of Gehry -- Sydney Pollack aims to find out in this documentary. Pollack is afforded extensive access into the life and work of the man who designed such buildings as the Guggenheim of Spain and the Disney Concert Hall in California. Through interviews with fellow friends and admirers, Pollack examines the 77-year-old's creative process and his rise to prominence in the world of architecture.


Director: Sydney Pollack

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Sketches of Frank Gehry (2005)

Release Date: May 12th, 2006|1 hr. 27 min.

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  • When Pollack admits that he is not a documentary filmmaker and that he knows nothing about architecture, Gehry says that makes him perfect for this project. But the joke does not redeem the frustration Pollack creates by the choppy, restless views he gives us of Gehry's buildings. show more

  • It's a stirring portrait of a singular artist, a gorgeously photographed album of his buildings, and, perhaps most importantly, a film that manages to demystify the way he works without diminishing it. show more

  • Best of all is the ride through the architect's own domestic space in Santa Monica, dubbed by locals "the house that built Gehry." show more

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