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on December 1, 2011
Superbly filmed, edited and scored documentary,from beginning to end, on one of America's greatest but least known geniuses. If you don't know anything about Louis Sullivan this is without a doubt THE place to start. I've read a few books on the "beloved master", as Frank Lloyd Wright called him, but even his superb prose pales and shrinks to nothing beside his buildings and ornamentation. His life was tragic but he was unshaken and noble until the end. I was literally in tears towards the end of the film.

The only improvement I could see would be a director's cut with more interview material and more images of his buildings.

This was truly a documentary worthy of its subject.
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on April 21, 2013
Very thoroughly researched, very nicely done, if you love architecture or art history you will love this DVD. Also if you are a person who loves Frank Lloyd Wright this will give you a lot of insight as to where some of Frank's thinking originated.
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on December 3, 2012
Content captures Sullivan's achievement. Excellent opening quotes from Sullivan that set the tone for the film.
Good production value, great visuals, well researched, interviewees focus on Sullivan's work and on his essential character.
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on February 10, 2012
If you love Louis Sullivan, American architecture, Chicago architecture or Frank Lloyd Wright, you will want to watch this film. Before Wright there was Sullivan, the true bridge from the humanity of the 19th century and the simplicity of the modern. Outstandingingly clear and detailed color cinematography, and excellent telling of Sullivan's philosophy and biography. I almost never buy DVDs, but I had to see this one and it is well worth it and is one for the library. It belongs on PBS.
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on September 19, 2013
Just watched the film and looking forward to seeing again. The interviews, cinematography, music and narration are all top notch.
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on August 21, 2013
Louis Sullivan was a great architect and like other great architects was broke the day they die, you shoul wash this video if you are going into architecture for the money.
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on September 11, 2014
Excellent overview for anyone interested in the groundbreaking career of Louis Sullivan, with a lot of context from the Chicago architecture milieu of his day.
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on April 15, 2016
Interesting documentary! However this DVD is neither HD nor BluRay as advertised. It is "Full Frame"...
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on March 10, 2015
Louis Sullivan's work was so special, I had to see it in the Blu-Ray format. I loved the photography.
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on July 6, 2015
A wonderful reminder of how architecture can reach into our souls.
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