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5 March 1986 (USA) See more »
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Hiroshi Teshigahara's camera takes us over, under, around, and into buildings and a park designed by Antonio Gaudí (1852 - 1926)... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Isidro Puig Boada ... Himself
Seiji Miyaguchi ... Boada (voice)
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Directed by
Hiroshi Teshigahara 
 
Produced by
Noriko Nomura .... producer
Hiroshi Teshigahara .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Shinji Hori 
Kurôdo Môri 
Tôru Takemitsu 
 
Cinematography by
Junichi Segawa 
Ryu Segawa 
Yoshikazu Yanagida 
 
Film Editing by
Hiroshi Teshigahara 
Eiko Yoshida 
 

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USA:72 min
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illustrative..., 19 September 2010
Author: ThurstonHunger from Palo Alto, CA, USA

...but not informative, as others have said. I knew next to nothing about Gaudi coming in, and that remains so. Perhaps this was intended to be a "natural" documentary, but then why include the two snippets of dialog? I guess the second extends the idea that Gaudi was just seeing himself as a seed, and his church is still growing long after his demise.

But the first instance?? Puzzling to me. The Takemitsu soundtrack I felt was fantastic early on, but then wore down, especially trying to take "liturgical" music and overlay it with some sort of glass harmonica high frequency anti-harmonics.

In hindsight, maybe I would have watched this by going to the specific chapters rather than flowing through the DVD, as then the chapter names had info on where exactly the footage was from. I felt his work often took the nature of vertebrae, albeit with aching twists, while one of my twin 8 year-olds bought into it being strictly taken from nature. The other twin sort of drifted off after awhile, just didn't capture him (and the music slightly repelled him to my dismay).

To call this an artful, well-composed home movie of travel is of course unfair, but it is not far off the mark. Still, more captivating than flipping pages through a book. I know the art should speak for itself, but I guess I would have welcomed others into the discussion.

And sadly, how about graffiti on several of Gaudi's creations? Sigh...

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