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1. Visual Acoustics (2008)

Unrated | 83 min | Documentary

7.4
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67 Metascore

Visual Acoustics celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, the world's greatest architectural photographer, whose images brought modern architecture to the American mainstream. ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Bricker | Stars: Frances Anderton, Tom Ford, Frank Gehry, Dustin Hoffman

Votes: 541 | Gross: $0.10M

2. My Architect (2003)

116 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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81 Metascore

Director Nathaniel Kahn searches to understand his father, noted architect Louis Kahn, who died bankrupt and alone in 1974.

Director: Nathaniel Kahn | Stars: Edmund Bacon, Edwina Pattison Daniels, Balkrishna Doshi, Frank Gehry

Votes: 2,848 | Gross: $2.75M

3. Metropolis (1927)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.3
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98 Metascore

In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge

Votes: 127,229 | Gross: $0.03M

4. Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision (1994)

105 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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A film about the work of the artist most famous for her monuments such as the Vietnam Memorial Wall and the Civil Rights Fountain Memorial.

Director: Freida Lee Mock | Star: Maya Lin

Votes: 383 | Gross: $0.06M

5. The Belly of an Architect (1987)

R | 119 min | Drama

7.0
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An architect supervising an exhibition starts to have mysterious stomach pains while his life begins to fall apart.

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Brian Dennehy, Chloe Webb, Lambert Wilson, Sergio Fantoni

Votes: 4,587 | Gross: $0.29M

6. Frank Lloyd Wright (1998)

TV-PG | 146 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.8
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A biography of the life and work of the American architect.

Directors: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick | Stars: Edward Herrmann, Philip Bosco, Julie Harris, Sab Shimono

Votes: 608

7. How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr Foster? (2010)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, Biography

7.1
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51 Metascore

The film traces the rise of one of the world's premier architects, Norman Foster, and his unending quest to improve the quality of life through design.

Directors: Carlos Carcas, Norberto López Amado | Stars: Norman Foster, Deyan Sudjic

Votes: 601 | Gross: $0.01M

8. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Sketches of Frank Gehry (2005)

PG-13 | 83 min | Documentary, Biography

7.1
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71 Metascore

A look at the life and work of the renown architect.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Frank Gehry, Sydney Pollack, Julian Schnabel, Charles Arnoldi

Votes: 1,417 | Gross: $0.44M

9. Rem Koolhaas: A Kind of Architect (2008)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary

6.6
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Rarely has an architect caused as much sensation outside of the architecture community as Rem Koolhaas. His outstanding creations--such as the Dutch Embassy in Berlin, the Seattle Library ... See full summary »

Directors: Markus Heidingsfelder, Min Tesch

Votes: 70

10. First Person Singular: I.M. Pei (1997 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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90-minute special on the architect. Filmed throughout the world over a two-year period.

Director: Peter Rosen | Star: I.M. Pei

Votes: 64

11. Antonio Gaudí (1984)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary

7.4
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The work of Catalan architect Antonio Gaudí, as seen by Japanese New Wave director Hiroshi Teshigahara.

Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara | Stars: Isidro Puig Boada, Antoni Gaudí, Seiji Miyaguchi

Votes: 1,075

12. Regular or Super: Views on Mies van der Rohe (2004)

Not Rated | 56 min | Documentary

7.6
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REGULAR OR SUPER is a fascinating and informative introduction to the work of Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969), one of the 20th century's most influential architects, and a thought-provoking ... See full summary »

Directors: Patrick Demers, Joseph Hillel

Votes: 37

13. Schindlers Häuser (2007)

99 min | Documentary

7.3
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Director: Heinz Emigholz | Star: Christian Reiner

Votes: 32

14. e2: The Economies of Being Environmentally Conscious (2006– )
Episode: The Art and Science of Renzo Piano (2008)

Documentary

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Director: Tad Fettig | Star: Brad Pitt

15. Renzo Piano (1999)

Documentary

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Director: Christopher Tuckfield

16. Eames: The Architect & The Painter (2011)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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63 Metascore

The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames were America's most influential and important industrial designers. Admired for their creations and fascinating as individuals, they have ... See full summary »

Directors: Jason Cohn, Bill Jersey | Stars: Charles Eames, Ray Eames, James Franco, Jeannine Oppewall

Votes: 804 | Gross: $0.15M

17. Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003)

Not Rated | 169 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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86 Metascore

A documentary on how Los Angeles has been used and depicted in the movies.

Director: Thom Andersen | Star: Encke King

Votes: 1,665

18. The Pruitt-Igoe Myth (2011)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary

7.5
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70 Metascore

Destroyed in a dramatic and highly-publicized implosion, the Pruitt-Igoe public housing complex has become a widespread symbol of failure amongst architects, politicians and policy makers. ... See full summary »

Director: Chad Freidrichs | Stars: Slyvester Brown, Irvin Dagen, Elmer Fiedler, Robert Fishman

Votes: 705 | Gross: $0.04M

19. REM: Rem Koolhaas Documentary (2016)

75 min | Documentary

7.4
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A documentary about legendary architect and master provocateur Rem Koolhaas.

Director: Tomas Koolhaas | Star: Rem Koolhaas

Votes: 25

20. Architecture School (2008– )

Documentary

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This six-part documentary series from creators Michael Selditch and Stan Bertheaud follows a group of students enrolled in Tulane University's School of Architecture, a proactive and ... See full summary »

Stars: Lauren Anderson, Byron Mouton, Michael Lee Wong

Votes: 14

21. Adventures in Architecture (2008– )

60 min | Documentary

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Star: Dan Cruickshank

Votes: 93

22. The Socialist, the Architect and the Twisted Tower (2005)

59 min | Documentary

7.0
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A dramatic, behind-the-scene-story about the building of Santiago Calatravas Turning Torso in Malmö. A 190 meter high, twisted residential building which was appointed "worlds best residential building project" at Mipim in Cannes, 2005.

Director: Fredrik Gertten | Stars: Johnny Örbäck, Santiago Calatrava

Votes: 9

23. The Competition (2013)

99 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

8.0
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A raw account of how some of the best architects in the world, design giants like Jean Nouvel, Frank Gehry or Zaha Hadid, struggle to beat the competition for the National Museum of Art in ... See full summary »

Director: Angel Borrego Cubero | Stars: Norman Foster, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel

Votes: 46

24. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)

R | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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85 Metascore

The story of how an eccentric French shop-keeper and amateur film-maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. The film contains... See full summary »

Director: Banksy | Stars: Banksy, Mr. Brainwash, Space Invader, Debora Guetta

Votes: 55,694 | Gross: $3.29M

25. The Parking Lot Movie (2010)

PG | 74 min | Documentary

7.0
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63 Metascore

The Parking Lot Movie is a documentary about a singular parking lot in Charlottesville, Virginia. The film follows a select group of parking lot attendants and their strange rite of passage... See full summary »

Director: Meghan Eckman | Stars: Patrick Baran, John Beers, Chris Farina, Tyler Magill

Votes: 1,705

26. Radiant City (2006)

93 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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60 Metascore

An examination of the nature of modern suburbia.

Directors: Jim Brown, Gary Burns | Stars: Daniel Jeffery, Bob Legare, Jane MacFarlane, Ashleigh Fidyk

Votes: 451

27. John Portman: A Life of Building (2011)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary, Biography

8.4
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Once a maverick who was nearly run out of the American Institute of Architects, John Portman is now recognized as one of the most innovative and imitated architects ever. Over 45 years, ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Loeterman

Votes: 16

28. Helvetica (2007)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

7.2
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A documentary about typography, graphic design, and global visual culture.

Director: Gary Hustwit | Stars: Manfred Schulz, Massimo Vignelli, Rick Poynor, Wim Crouwel

Votes: 6,686 | Gross: $0.20M

29. Frank Gehry: An Architecture of Joy (2001)

58 min | Documentary

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"Frank Gehry: An Architecture of Joy" is about Gehry's work of the 1990s: his breakthroughs in architecture and the extraordinary flowering of his work during this decade. It reveals ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blackwood | Star: Frank Gehry

30. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)

R | 91 min | Documentary

7.6
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81 Metascore

A documentary that chronicles artist and activist Ai Weiwei as he prepares for a series of exhibitions and gets into an increasing number of clashes with the Chinese government.

Director: Alison Klayman | Stars: Ai Weiwei, Dan Ai, Lao Ai, Lee Ambrozy

Votes: 3,752 | Gross: $0.49M

31. Beyond Utopia: Changing Attitudes in American Architecture (1984)

59 min | Documentary

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In 1982, at the height of the postmodernist adventure in architecture we visit 4 practices: Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, Frank Gehry, Michael Graves and Peter Eisenman - all ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blackwood | Stars: Peter Eisenman, Frank Gehry, Michael Graves, Philip Johnson

32. Bird's Nest - Herzog & De Meuron in China (2008)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

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Superstar architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron must negotiate between two cultures, two architectural traditions, and two political systems to build the new National Stadium for ... See full summary »

Directors: Christoph Schaub, Michael Schindhelm | Stars: Pierre De Meuron, Jacques Herzog, Uli Sigg, Ai Weiwei

Votes: 48

33. Design Is One: The Vignellis (2012)

86 min | Documentary, Biography

6.9
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63 Metascore

Italian-born Massimo and Lella Vignelli are among the world's most influential designers. Throughout their long career, their motto has been, 'If you can't find it, design it' The work ... See full summary »

Directors: Kathy Brew, Roberto Guerra | Stars: Paola Antonelli, Barry Bergdoll, Michael Bierut, Peter Eisenman

Votes: 114 | Gross: $0.02M

34. The Practice of Architecture: Visiting Peter Zumthor (2012)

58 min | Documentary

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The architect Peter Zumthor lives and works in the remote village of Haldenstein in the Swiss Kanton of Graubünden. Here, keeping the politics of architecture at a comfortable distance, ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blackwood | Stars: Kenneth Frampton, Peter Zumthor

35. Alvaro Siza: Transforming Reality (2003)

59 min | Documentary

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In "Álvaro Siza Transforming Reality", Portugal's renowned architect discusses his work and tours15 projects with architectural historian Kenneth Frampton, who has referred to Siza as "one ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blackwood | Stars: Álvaro Siza Vieira, Kenneth Frampton

36. Japan: 3 Generations of Avant-Garde Architects (1989)

56 min | Documentary

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Japan's establishment as an economic superpower led to a Golden Age of Japanese architecture. Six innovators stand out particularly, fusing Japanese traditions with modern materials and technology.

Director: Michael Blackwood | Stars: Tadao Andô, Kenneth Frampton, Itsuko Hasegawa, Arata Isozaki

37. Lebbeus Woods + Steven Holl: The Practice of Architecture (2012)

53 min | Documentary

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Architects Lebbeus Woods and Steven Holl have been friends for many years. Both are theorists but Woods has been preoccupied with the pursuit of a visionary architecture, intentionally, not... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blackwood | Star: Steven Holl

38. The Artist's Studio: E.W. NAY (2012)

53 min | Documentary

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A visit to the studio of Ernst Wilhelm Nay, a remarkable, if somewhat solitary German artist, who had established his own position at age 30 among the many 'isms' of the time, just before ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blackwood

39. David Chipperfield: Form Matters (2012)

59 min | Documentary

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When the Tuscan city of Pisa commissioned David Chipperfield to create a master plan that would bring new vitality to this historic place on the Arno, an exhibition of a selection of work ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blackwood | Star: David Chipperfield

40. Two Artists: Andrea Zittel and Monika Sosnowska 1:1 (2011)

58 min | Documentary

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Director: Michael Blackwood | Stars: Andrea Zittel, Monika Sosnowska, Theodora Vischer

41. New York Dance: States of Performance (2010)

97 min | Documentary

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Director: Michael Blackwood | Stars: Beth Gill, John Jasperse, Ralph Lemon, Sarah Michelson

42. Cecil Balmond: Visionary Engineer and Architect (2009)

56 min | Documentary

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In conversations with the architecture critic Sanford Kwinter, Cecil Balmond reveals his vision and multifaceted talents in a retrospective exhibition of his accomplishments at the Graham ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blackwood | Stars: Cecil Balmond, Sanford Kwinter

43. Germany's Cold War Cultures 1949-1989: Re-thinking the Art History of a Politically Divided Country (2009)

60 min | Documentary

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During the Cold War (1949-89) in both Germanys, the creation of art, its reception, and its theorization were closely linked to the respective political systems: the Western liberal ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blackwood

44. Jeff Wall: Retrospective (2007)

58 min | Documentary

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Jeff Wall is one of the most important and influential photographers working today. His work played a key role in establishing photography as a contemporary art form. Jeff Wall describes ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blackwood | Star: Jeff Wall

45. Oscar Niemeyer - A Vida É Um Sopro (2009)

90 min | Documentary

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A documentary on the life, works and philosophy of a genius and a human being of unique "largesse d'esprit".

Director: Fabiano Maciel | Stars: Chico Buarque, Carlos Heitor Cony, Le Corbusier, Lúcio Costa

Votes: 186

46. Blade Runner (1982)

R | 117 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.2
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89 Metascore

A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos

Votes: 560,092 | Gross: $27.00M

47. Gattaca (1997)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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64 Metascore

A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel.

Director: Andrew Niccol | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Gore Vidal

Votes: 242,738 | Gross: $12.34M

48. Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio (2010 TV Movie)

57 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

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In rural Alabama, architecture students cross the threshold of poverty to build communities, not just structures, and leave snakebit to make a better world.

Director: Sam Wainwright Douglas

Votes: 32

49. Peter Eisenman: Making Architecture Move (1995)

56 min | Documentary, Biography

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Director: Michael Blackwood

50. Christo: Wrapped Coast (1969)

30 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Michael Blackwood | Stars: Christo, Jeanne-Claude

51. Japan: The New Art (1971)

27 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Michael Blackwood | Stars: Shingo Honda, Susumu Koshimizu, Ufan Lee, Yusuke Nakahara

52. David Hockney's Diaries (1970)

28 min | Documentary, Short

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The English painter David Hockney has been keeping diaries filled with snapshots since 1967. In this film Hockney explains that the photos are more than mere chronicles of his friends and ... See full summary »

Directors: Christian Blackwood, Michael Blackwood | Star: David Hockney

53. American Art in the 1960s (1972)

57 min | Documentary

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During this critical decade in American life, artists built on the styles of the 1950s. An explosion of artistic energy produced Pop Art, Minimalism, color-field painting, and hard-edged ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blackwood | Stars: John Cage, Samuel Francis, Helen Frankenthaler, Clement Greenberg

54. The New York School (1972)

55 min | Documentary

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American art came of age with the first important modern movement by a group of New York painters who became known as Abstract Expressionists. In the 1940s and 50s their aggressive action ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blackwood

55. Roy Lichtenstein (1975)

53 min | Documentary

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In conversation with Roy Lichtenstein, critic Lawrence Alloway places Pop Art on a continuum of twentieth-century art that includes collage, Dada, and Purism in referring to signs and ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blackwood | Star: Roy Lichtenstein

56. Sam Francis (1975)

52 min | Documentary

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This internationally acclaimed American artist saw color as a "holy substance" into which he poured his dreams and mystic visions. A Californian who is often called a Second Generation ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blackwood | Star: Samuel Francis

57. Christo: Wrapped Walk Ways (1978)

24 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Michael Blackwood | Stars: Christo, Jeanne-Claude

58. Masters of Modern Sculpture Part I: The Pioneers (1978)

58 min | Documentary

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Rodin's 1898 monument to Balzac - called the first modern sculpture - undermined the centuries-old academic tradition. His contemporaries infused matter with imagination and meaning. They ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blackwood

59. Masters of Modern Sculpture Part II: Beyond Cubism (1978)

58 min | Documentary

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A look at central figures in major movements of the early 20th century--Constructivism, Dada, Futurism and Surrealism--and a concise summary of their ideologies and importance. Also ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blackwood | Stars: Arman, César Baldaccini, Joseph Beuys, Alexander Calder

60. Masters of Modern Sculpture Part III: The New World (1978)

58 min | Documentary

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After World War II American sculpture came into its own. A large group of highly talented artists emerged, with astonishing work and innovations. America's remote spaces, discarded objects ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blackwood | Stars: Louise Bourgeois, John Chamberlain, Christo, Mark Di Suvero

61. Working with Einstein (1979 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary

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Director: Michael Blackwood

62. Robert Rauschenberg: Retrospective (1979)

45 min | Documentary

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Robert Rauschenberg's art embodies the life-embracing and participatory spirit that characterizes much of American art since the 1950s. Rauschenberg recalls the valuable contacts he made at... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blackwood | Stars: John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Robert Rauschenberg

63. Hans Bethe: Prophet of Energy (1980 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary

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"Hans Bethe: Prophet of Energy" is a portrait of the eminent Nobel Prize winning physicist who greatly advanced our knowledge of the atom. Bethe discusses the milestones of his career: his ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blackwood | Star: Hans Bethe

64. George Segal (1980)

58 min | Documentary

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As a young painter in New York City, George Segal was profoundly impressed by the dignity and humanity of Abstract Expressionism. At the same time, along with artist friends such as Jim ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blackwood | Star: George Segal

65. Pablo Picasso: The Legacy of a Genius (1981)

89 min | Documentary

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Exploring the breadth of the artist's achievements through the insights and speculations of fellow artists, close relatives, historians, and critics, the film centers on thirteen key works ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blackwood | Stars: Dominique Bozo, Anthony Caro, Clement Greenberg, David Hockney

66. We Were German Jews (1981)

58 min | Documentary

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In 1943 Herbert and Lotte Strauss made the courageous decision to escape from Germany and almost certain extermination in a Nazi concentration camp. This is a personal account of their ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blackwood | Stars: Herbert Strauss, Lotte Strauss

67. A New Spirit in Painting: 6 Painters of the 1980's (1984)

58 min | Documentary

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Critic Donald Kuspit sees the possibilities of modern art revitalized in the powerful expressive painting of this international group of artists. From an immense reservoir of choices, they ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blackwood | Stars: Georg Baselitz, Sandro Chia, Francesco Clemente, Markus Lüpertz

68. Empire City (1985)

89 min | Documentary

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A film essay contrasting the modern metropolis with its "golden age" from 1830-1930, with the participation of some of New York's leading political and cultural figures such as David ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blackwood | Stars: Brooke Astor, Louis Auchincloss, Herman Badillo, Jane Jacobs

69. Arata Isozaki (1985)

58 min | Documentary

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Arata Isozaki is one of the most innovative and influential architects working today. In this video, released in 1985, he visits his most significant early buildings in Japan from the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blackwood | Star: Arata Isozaki

70. Stirling (1986)

58 min | Documentary

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James Stirling was once known as Britain's most original architect. In this video he tours his three major museums--the New State Gallery in Stuttgart, the Sackler Museum at Harvard, and ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blackwood | Star: James Stirling

71. Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown (1987)

58 min | Documentary

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Filmed during the design and realization of the Sainsbury extension to the National Gallery in London, Venturi speaks of the revelatory experiences with classical architecture that led to ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blackwood | Stars: Denise Scott Brown, Robert Venturi

72. Frank Gehry: The Formative Years (1988)

58 min | Documentary

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The American architect most responsible for the new image of the architect as artist is documented in this film at a point in his career when he advances from experimental, private houses ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blackwood | Star: Frank Gehry

73. Art in an Age of Mass Culture (1991)

31 min | Documentary, Short

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Conceived as a response to the much discussed and now legendary exhibition HIGH & LOW: HIGH ART AND POPULAR CULTURE, a survey of the spectacle of the interaction of consumer culture and the... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blackwood | Stars: Arthur Danto, Adam Gopnik, Jenny Holzer, Jeff Koons

74. After Modernism: The Dilemma of Influence (1992)

58 min | Documentary

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The purposeful dismantling of the modernist myth has been the central issue of contemporary art making and art criticism. Since the 1960s, other disciplines, cultures, and artists ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blackwood | Stars: Isa Genzken, David Hammons, Mike Kelley, Bertrand Lavier

75. John Hejduk: Builder of Worlds (1992)

30 min | Documentary, Short

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A poet among architects and an innovator among educators, John Hejduk converses with poet David Shapiro at The Cooper Union about the mystery and spirit of architecture. His own sketches and structures are shown.

Director: Michael Blackwood | Stars: John Hejduk, David Shapiro

76. The New Modernists: 6 European Architects (1992)

58 min | Documentary

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Produced at roughly the same time as The New Modernists 9 American Architects, this film examines an equally interesting selection of European architects. Critic Kenneth Frampton sees this ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blackwood | Stars: Jean Nouvel, Antonio Cruz, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Kristian Gullichsen

77. The New Modernists 9: American Architects (1993)

58 min | Documentary

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This open-ended series intends to introduce the work of emerging architects building on the principles of Modernism while evolving a new language drawn from politics, film, literature, ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blackwood | Stars: Steven Holl, Tod Williams, Billie Tsien, Thom Mayne

78. Arata Isozaki II (1991)

58 min | Documentary

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This sequel revisits Isozaki at the successful completion of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles in 1988 and accompanies him to commissions for private residences. These are: a ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blackwood | Star: Arata Isozaki

79. Steven Holl: The Body in Space (1999)

58 min | Documentary

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Steven Holl is one of the most innovative American architects working today. In this portrait he presents some of his acclaimed works, including the Makuhari Housing Complex in Chiba, Japan... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blackwood | Star: Steven Holl

80. The New Modernists: German Architecture for the 21st Century (1999)

58 min | Documentary

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A visit with the principals of seven architectural practices at the sites of their best work in many parts of Germany. The eleven architects, all born after World War II, give insight into ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blackwood | Stars: Peter Alt, Julia Bolles, Thomas Britz, Thomas Herzog

81. Sol LeWitt: 4 Decades (2001)

58 min | Documentary

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Sol LeWitt, one of our most influential contemporary artists, has never liked the idea of being filmed or photographed. He always felt he was best represented only by his work. After twenty... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blackwood | Star: Sol LeWitt

82. The New Modernists: Folds Blobs + Boxes, Architecture in the Digital Era (2001)

58 min | Documentary

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Since the Baroque era of the 17th century, architects have been trying to cast off the Cartesian grid and traditional notions of beauty and proportion in architecture. Folds, Blobs + Boxes ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blackwood | Stars: Paul Aferiat, Preston Scott Cohen, Douglas Garofalo, Wes Jones

83. Berlin's Jewish Museum: A Personal Tour with Daniel Libeskind (2001)

58 min | Documentary

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This extraordinary haunting building, a zig-zag form reflecting an invisible matrix of addresses of Jewish Berliners who once lived in the area, is Daniel Libeskind's first commission. It ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blackwood | Stars: Daniel Libeskind, Alan Riding

84. A Day with Zaha Hadid (2004)

58 min | Documentary

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Zaha Hadid discusses her current work while taking the camera through her retrospective exhibition "Zaha Hadid has Arrived" at Vienna's MAK, a museum for design and contemporary art. The ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blackwood | Star: Zaha Hadid

85. What is Minimalism?: The American Perspective 1958-1968 (2004)

58 min | Documentary

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A documentary that provides answers, featuring the exhibit, A Minimal Future? Art as Object 1958-1968 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles with the participation of Carl Andre, ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blackwood | Stars: Ann Goldstein, James Meyer

86. Bernard Tschumi: Architect and Theorist (2003)

58 min | Documentary

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Despite his time-consuming responsibilities as Dean of Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Bernard Tschumi managed to produce an impressive body of work. At his final ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blackwood | Star: Bernard Tschumi

87. Joel Shapiro: 20 Elements (2005)

58 min | Documentary

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Joel Shapiro, the eminent sculptor, was invited by the Musée d'Orsay in Paris to participate in their project series titled 'Correspondences'. The Orsay is a museum with an exceptional ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blackwood | Star: Joel Shapiro

88. Richard Meier in Rome: Building a Church in the City of Churches (2006)

58 min | Documentary

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Building a church in Rome is a challenge, but Richard Meier's Jubilee Church meets this challenge comfortably. Thus Meier joins Bernini, Borromini, and the other architects of the great ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Blackwood

89. Antonio Gaudi (1961 TV Short)

15 min | Short, Documentary

7.1
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Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Huw Wheldon, Antoni Gaudí

Votes: 45

90. Philip Johnson: Diary of an Eccentric Architect (1997 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography

7.2
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Stars: Philip Johnson, Frank Stella

Votes: 12

91. Undergångens arkitektur (1989)

119 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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An absorbing and chilling documentary about the National Socialist aesthetic, and how attempts to create the Aryan Ideal caused the extermination of millions. Aspects covered include: ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Cohen | Stars: Rolf Arsenius, Bruno Ganz, Sam Gray, Martin Bormann

Votes: 817

92. Inception (2010)

PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.8
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74 Metascore

A thief, who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe

Votes: 1,665,926 | Gross: $292.58M

93. Bauhaus: The Face of the 20th Century (1994 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

7.4
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Stars: Frank Whitford, Charles Jencks, Christopher Frayling, George Adams

Votes: 61

94. Rothko's Rooms (2000 TV Movie)

Documentary

7.6
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Stars: Sean Scully, Brian O'Doherty, Tom Hill, Robert Mnuchin

Votes: 38

95. Great Expectations (2007 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary

7.7
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This film takes the viewer on a journey through possible and impossible architecture projects - from the beginning of the 20th century to today. From concrete illusions of grandeur to round... See full summary »

Director: Jesper Wachtmeister | Stars: Peter Cook, Le Corbusier, Jacque Fresco, R. Buckminster Fuller

Votes: 44

96. Kochuu (2003 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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KOCHUU is a visually stunning film about modern Japanese architecture, its roots in the Japanese tradition, and its impact on the Nordic building tradition. Winding its way through visions ... See full summary »

Director: Jesper Wachtmeister | Stars: Tadao Andô, Sverre Fehn, Kristian Gullichsen, Toyo Ito

Votes: 64

97. Louis Sullivan: the Struggle for American Architecture (2010)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary

8.7
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Documentary about the revolutionary and brilliant Chicago architect Louis Sullivan (1856-1924); his rapid rise to fame, tragic decline, and the ultimate triumph of his creative spirit.

Director: Mark Richard Smith | Stars: Madolyn Smith Osborne, Mark Richard Smith

Votes: 7

98. Unfinished Spaces (2011)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

8.1
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Cuba's ambitious National Art Schools project, designed by three young artists in the wake of Castro's Revolution, is neglected, nearly forgotten, then ultimately rediscovered as a visionary architectural masterpiece.

Directors: Benjamin Murray, Alysa Nahmias | Stars: Vittorio Garatti, Roberto Gottardi, Ricardo Porro

Votes: 71

99. Koyaanisqatsi (1982)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Music

8.3
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A collection of expertly photographed phenomena with no conventional plot. The footage focuses on nature, humanity and the relationship between them.

Director: Godfrey Reggio | Stars: Lou Dobbs, Ted Koppel

Votes: 29,503 | Gross: $1.72M

100. Urbanized (2011)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

7.4
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A documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world's foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers.

Director: Gary Hustwit | Stars: Norman Foster, Rem Koolhaas, Amanda M. Burden, Oscar Niemeyer

Votes: 1,820