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Director:
Writer:
Nathaniel Kahn (writer)
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Release Date:
12 November 2003 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
The secret life of architectural genius Louis Kahn See more »
Plot:
Director Nathaniel Kahn searches to understand his father, noted architect Louis Kahn, who died bankrupt and alone in 1974. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 7 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Soulful Film See more (34 total) »

Cast

 
Edmund Bacon ... Himself
Edwina Pattison Daniels ... Aunt Eddie
Balkrishna Doshi ... Himself (as B.V. Doshi)
Frank O. Gehry ... Himself
Philip Johnson ... Himself
Louis Kahn ... Himself (archive footage)
Nathaniel Kahn ... Himself
Sue Ann Kahn ... Herself

Haym Richard Katz ... Richard Katz
Teddy Kollek ... Himself
Harriet Pattison ... Herself
Priscilla Pattison ... Aunt Posie
I.M. Pei ... Himself
Moshe Safdie ... Himself
Robert A.M. Stern ... Himself
Alexandra Tyng ... Herself
Anne Tyng ... Herself
Shamsul Wares ... Himself
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Directed by
Nathaniel Kahn 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Nathaniel Kahn  writer

Produced by
Susan Rose Behr .... producer
Andrew S. Clayman .... executive producer
Simon Egleton .... line producer
Phyllis Freed Kaufman .... associate producer (as Phyllis Kaufman)
Andrew Herwitz .... associate producer
John Hochroth .... associate producer
Nathaniel Kahn .... producer
Yael Melamede .... co-producer
Judy Moon .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Joseph Vitarelli 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Richman 
 
Film Editing by
Sabine Krayenbühl 
 
Production Management
Simon Egleton .... post-production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Travis Call .... sound re-recordist
Shane Gillette .... sound recordist
Jan McLaughlin .... sound mixer
Greg Smith .... sound editor
Steve F.B. Smith .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Tony Volante .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Brian Scott Benson .... digital effects artist
Karen DePrizio .... computer animator
Karen DePrizio .... restoration artist
Luke DiTommaso .... visual effects
Jennifer Russomanno .... title designer
Keith Yurevitz .... digital artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Claudia Raschke .... additional cinematographer
Jonathan Rho .... additional cinematographer
Román Viñoly .... additional cinematographer
 
Editorial Department
Benjamin Murray .... colorist
Benjamin Murray .... on-line editor
 
Music Department
David Low .... orchestra contractor
Tracy McKnight .... executive soundtrack producer
Tracy McKnight .... music supervisor
Alysia Oakley .... assistant to music supervisor
Allan K. Rosen .... music editor
Nicholas Viterelli .... music editor
 
Other crew
Matthew Roseman .... production assistant
Sally Steele .... publicist
 

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USA:116 min
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Netherlands:AL | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | UK:PG

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Quotes:
Louis Kahn:When you want to give something presence, you have to consult nature. And there is where design comes in. If you think of brick, for instance, you say to brick, "What do you want, brick?" And brick says to you, "I like an arch." And if you say to brick, "Look, arches are expensive, and I can use a concrete lintel over you. What do you think of that, brick?" brick says, "I like an arch."
[Students laugh]
Louis Kahn:And it's important, you see, that you honor the material that you use. You don't bandy it around as though you said, "Well, we have a lot of material around. We can do it one way, we can do it another." It's not true. You can only do it if you honor the brick, and glorify the brick, instead of just shortchanging it.
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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
A Soulful Film, 24 May 2004
Author: (m.sherkow@comcast.net) from Chicago

I saw this movie 4 times within the course of 2 weeks, and could probably have seen it 4 more times without losing interest.

To me the movie is 3 things: a story about a son's search for information about and connection with his father; the father's story, both personal and as an architect; and an homage to the father's architecture. I find the movie very rich on all accounts.

I found the son's search very moving and one I immediately connected to emotionally. The father's story is very interesting--a lot of mystery but also a lot of information, including film of the father which greatly enriches the story. And the architecture is quite wonderful and presented in a very moving way.

The movie is full of interviews, many quite wise and spiritual. A few folks present "the other side of the coin," so we get a good picture of the contradictions of Louis Kahn, his family and colleagues.

The editing and pace of the film drew me in and kept me engrossed throughout. Especially wonderful was the music.

For me this movie is like going to a concert, a museum and a spiritual event all at the same time, as well as seeing an engrossing story. A wonderful experience!

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