• Sketches of Frank Gehry (2005)

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Release Date: 2005

DVD Release Date: August 22nd, 2006

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.

Cast: Barry Diller, Michael Eisner, Bob Geldof, Dennis Hopper, Michael Ovitz, Sydney Pollack, Julian Schnabel, Norman Rosenthal

Director: Sydney Pollack

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: WNET Thirteen, Mirage Enterprises

Ratings & Reviews

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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. 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

  • 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.

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