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  • 'Gehry': Walt Disney Concert Hall & more - Los Angeles Times 5/14/06

    Sydney Pollack Turns His Camera on Frank Gehry

    The director had never made a documentary, which was fitting, because Gehry had never starred in one.

    By Mary McNamara, Times Staff Writer
    May 14, 2006

    IT started, oddly enough, with an algebraic equation:

    X / conventional documentaries =

    Frank Gehry</I> / conventional architecturego to documentaries, I don't know anything about architecture.' And he said 'I know, that's why you're perfect.' " Pollack is echoing the words he uses to open "Sketches of Frank Gehry," a film that fulfills his initial equation by being less a portrait, which implies something static and complete, and more a window. Offering glimpses of the artist at work, the work he has done and the impact it has had, with commentary and anecdotes by various artists, architects and critics. (This being Pollack, we also get to hear the thoughts of Dennis Hopper, who lives in a Gehry house; Michael Eisner, who commissioned a Gehry building; and Michael Ovitz who, um, collects art.)

    The buildings too, many with the sketches that inspired them, are given time to "speak," from the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao to some of Gehry's less photographed work, including local houses and a cancer patient refuge in Scotland. Disney Hall, of course, makes an appearance, at various stages of construction, lending "Sketches" a sense of movement and continuity.

    http://www.latimes.com/
    "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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    Re: 'Gehry': Walt Disney Concert Hall &amp; more - Los Angeles Times 5/14/06

    Originally posted by ALIASd
    Sydney Pollack Turns His Camera on Frank Gehry

    The director had never made a documentary, which was fitting, because Gehry had never starred in one.

    By Mary McNamara, Times Staff Writer
    May 14, 2006


    http://www.latimes.com/
    Cool! My boyfriend is a big Gehry fan.
    "The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion. " -George Washington

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