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Lucia Small (written by)
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John Johansen ... Himself
David Mesa ... Himself
Ralph Mursinna ... Himself
Michael Rendler ... Himself
Glen Howard Small ... Himself
Julie Small ... Herself
Joanne Small-Eggert ... Herself
Christine Small-Shook ... Herself

Directed by
Lucia Small 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lucia Small  written by

Produced by
Craig Bouchard .... associate producer
Alissa Harris .... associate producer
Linda Morgenstern .... co-producer (2002)
Lucia Small .... producer
Original Music by
Kaoru Ishibashi 
Cinematography by
Laurel Greenberg 
Lucia Small 
Film Editing by
Karen Schmeer 
Sound Department
Richard Bock .... sound mixer
Marianne Teleki .... sound assistant
Robert Todd .... sound editor (as Robb Todd)
Camera and Electrical Department
Uta Briesewitz .... additional photographer
Leah Mahan .... additional photographer
Animation Department
Anne Loyer .... animator
Editorial Department
Michael H. Amundson .... on-line editor
William A. Anderson .... senior editing consultant
Sasha Patsenka .... associate editor
Daniel Shea .... assistant editor
Rosanna Tullio .... assistant editor
Music Department
Ed Arnold .... musician: drums
Bryan Bergeron-Killough .... musician: electric guitars
Irina Chirkova .... musician: cello
Keiichi Hashimoto .... musician: trumpet, trombone
Michael Hilewitz .... musician: drums
Ippei Ichimaru .... musician: bass
Kaoru Ishibashi .... music recordist
Kaoru Ishibashi .... musician: violin, rhodes, acoustic guitars
Kenji Kikuchi .... musician: flute, clarinet, saxophone
Satoru Ohashi .... musician: trumpet
Shinichi Otsu .... musician: organ
Vessela Stoyanova .... musician: marimba
Keiko Watanabe .... musician: violin, viola
Dave Westner .... additional music recordist
John Weston .... music mixer
Other crew
Sarah Alterman .... production assistant (as Sara Faith Alterman)
Steven C. Beer .... producer's representative
Ami Boghani .... production assistant
Evelyn Carrigan .... production assistant
Chico Colvard .... legal services (as David Colvard)
Tessa Day .... programmer: website
Benjamin C. Dewey .... consultant (as Benjamin Dewey)
Anna Eisenberg .... production assistant
Rachel Eisengart .... production coordinator
Elizabeth Fitzsimon .... production assistant
Sandra Forman .... legal services
Rebecca Geekle .... production assistant
Clare Harding .... consultant (as Claire Harding)
Rosemarie Pompano Inati .... production assistant (as Rosemarie Pompano)
Jennifer Jarrett .... production assistant
Sharifa Johnson Atkins .... legal services
Jeanne Jordan .... consultant
John Kusiak .... consultant
Elena Langdon .... production assistant
Ellie Lee .... consultant
Cheryl LeVine .... title designer
Ross McElwee .... consultant
Matt McMakin .... computer support: Mac
Anne McNeill .... production assistant
Tanya Mysko .... designer: website
Cathleen O'Connell .... consultant
Barry Pike .... web master
Jared Pruett .... production assistant
Brown Rudnick .... legal services
Kenneth Shaw .... consultant
Sherryn Smith .... researcher: still footage
Jiho Sohn .... programmer: website
Chelsea Spear .... production assistant
Marisa Vitale .... production assistant
Milica Dedijer .... special thanks
Erik Dedijer-Small .... special thanks
Yasmina Dedijer-Small .... special thanks
Ray Kappe .... special thanks
Quirina Kryger .... special thanks
Jan Mardian .... special thanks
Thom Mayne .... special thanks
David Mesa .... special thanks
Ralph Mursinna .... special thanks
Michael Rendler .... special thanks
Glen Howard Small .... special thanks
Julie Small .... special thanks
Joanne Small-Eggert .... special thanks
Christine Small-Shook .... special thanks
Kristina Wood .... special thanks

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84 min

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Fascinating but frustrating, too, 30 June 2007
Author: esauboeck from United States

While it was very interesting to get a bit of the architectural history of Los Angeles in that period and the beginnings of Glenn Small's career, I found myself increasingly frustrated with the fact that no one seemed to recognize that this guy is pathologically incapable of feeling emotions about anyone else, and that his attitudes about women were unconscionable. His attitudes were not just arrogance and self-centerdness, they were pathological--perhaps Asperger's or something similar? But I did think the daughters were tremendously forgiving of him. What a dreamer he was/is--and, of course, the problem with those who think they are uncompromising geniuses is that they end up not being able to produce much actual work to PROVE that they are geniuses. It's all in the actions, in the end. But Lucia Small should be congratulated for confronting such an emotional subject via film. It's a good thing she had that phone message to play at the end--in which he actually says "I love you"! Otherwise I felt he should have been completely ostracized from human society...

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