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For creating such mega-structures, Gehry is remarkably self-effacing; as he and an associate fiddle with a model with bent rooflines and walls, Gehry chuckles, "That is so stupid-looking, it's great!" Yet make no mistake, he possesses a singular vision and strong ego, which we view not only through the wide variety of his works, but also from interviews with friends, architecture critics, and clients, including artist Ed Ruscha, Hopper, L.A. talent manager Mike Ovitz, architect Philip Johnson, and others. Pollock's intimate conversational film allows us to feel as though we're sitting right there on the couch with them, or in Gehry's "factory" of associates and assistants; in its backstage look at the process of creativity, the film feels a little like TV's Project Runway, in the very best sense. As the viewer gets to know Gehry, one finds oneself wishing for more biographical details to be fleshed out--what was Gehry's childhood really like, for instance, and how does he feel about having changed his birth name, Goldberg, at the request of his first wife? Still, for a peek into the world of one of America's most prolific artists, the film is a rare opportunity to get up close and personal. Extras include more conversations between Pollock and Gehry and further examinations of his creations. --A.T. Hurley
I feel closer to understanding Gehry as an architect and as a person.
Not many of us can name many architects, but most everybody has either encountered Frank Gehry the person, or even more likely, one of his buildings.
There simply is no more controversial architect in the world today than Frank Gehry and people have very strong opinions about his work.
Frank Gehry is mentor for me. I never met him. I am not an architect. Of course I am not famous. So why is my mentor? Read morePublished 2 months ago by Miha Ahronovitz
I rented this movie for part of an assignment for one of my college classes. I was required to write an essay on an architect or designer of my choice and I chose Frank Gehry, so... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ruth S.
No insight into how Gehry's mind thinks. He says something, someone else cuts the paper and tapes it in place. Really? And his 'sketches' only he can understand them. Read morePublished 6 months ago by RC
Remarkable, fun video about the winding road to creative success for one of the most exciting and innovative architects of our time. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Suzanne M. Houck
My DVD was unwatchable. It started to skip half way through and I was not able to watch the whole documentary.
I have to say I was very disappointed with this product.
At this point I do not remember why I liked it very much since I saw it several months ago. But I certainly did.Published on January 9, 2013 by Elba L. Banos
will be showing portions of it to my architecture class in the next few weeks...not too many movies out there for architecture design classesPublished on January 6, 2013 by Bev
Gehry may be an architect who happens to be behind many designs as unique or as confusing to some but Gehry himself is a very approachable, likeable and funny dude. Read morePublished on October 20, 2012 by NYFB [Je suis Charlie ET Ahmed]