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"American Masters" Sketches of Frank Gehry (2005)

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Sketches of Frank Gehry: Season 20: Episode 7 -- A look at the life and work of the renown architect.

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10 September 2005 (Season 20, Episode 7)
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Scheduling Sundance, Day 2: January 21, 2011
 (From Cinematical. 21 January 2011, 1:00 AM, PST)

Cactus Three sets fund to help complete films
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 14 October 2010, 1:00 PM, PDT)

Sydney Pollack: Hollywood's Quiet Icon
 (From The Hollywood Interview. 26 May 2010, 3:22 PM, PDT)

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Cast

 (Episode Cast)
Charles Arnoldi ... Himself (as Chuck Arnoldi)

Barry Diller ... Himself

Michael Eisner ... Himself
Rolf Fehlbaum ... Himself
Hal Foster ... Himself (archive footage)
Mildred Friedman ... Herself
Frank O. Gehry ... Himself

Bob Geldof ... Himself

Dennis Hopper ... Himself
Charles Jencks ... Himself
Philip Johnson ... Himself
Thomas Krens ... Himself
Peter Lewis ... Himself
Herbert Muschamp ... Himself

Michael Ovitz ... Himself

Sydney Pollack ... Himself
Norman Rosenthal ... Himself
Edward Ruscha ... Himself
Esa-Pekka Salonen ... Himself

Julian Schnabel ... Himself
Milton Wexler ... Himself

Episode Crew
Directed by
Sydney Pollack 
 
Produced by
Stanley F. Buchthal .... executive producer (as Stanley Buchthal)
Cathrine Ellis .... line producer
Prudence Glass .... series producer
Julie Goldman .... co-executive producer
Ultan Guilfoyle .... producer
Maya Kamila Hoffmann .... executive producer (as Maja Hoffmann)
Krysanne Katsoolis .... co-executive producer
Susan Lacy .... executive producer
Sydney Pollack .... executive producer
Julie Sacks .... supervising producer
Caroline Stevens .... co-executive producer
Brainerd Taylor .... associate producer
Suzanne Weil .... executive producer
Hiro Yamagata .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Claes Nystrom  (as Sorman & Nystrom)
Jonas Sorman  (as Sorman & Nystrom)
 
Cinematography by
Marcus Birsel 
Ultan Guilfoyle 
Sydney Pollack 
Claudio Rocha 
George Tiffin 
 
Film Editing by
Karen Schmeer 
 
Production Management
Patrick Lindenmaier .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bruce Sears .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Adrian Bell .... sound recordist
Tom Efinger .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Efinger .... sound supervisor
John Moros .... sound editor
Sean O'Neil .... sound recordist
Jon Oh .... sound
Nicholas Schenck .... additional sound engineer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Marcello Duarte .... assistant camera
Eric Jennings .... first assistant camera
Michael Lindquist .... assistant camera
Steve Mulcahey .... key grip
Bruce Sears .... assistant camera
James Tavella .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Patrick Lindenmaier .... color correction
Michael Weingrad .... assistant editor
Adam Zucker .... additional editor
Jim Passon .... color timer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Kiki Allgeier .... production administration
Heidi Druckemiller .... researcher
Hope Hall .... researcher
Sophie Heldman .... location manager
Melissa Lintinger .... production accountant
Nicole London .... production coordinator
Tanit Plana .... location manager
Heidi Sowards .... location manager
Keri Wilson .... assistant to director
 
Thanks
Dia Sokol Savage .... thanks (as Dia Sokol)
Laura Stella .... special thanks
 

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Susan Lacy  creator: American Masters

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language
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83 min
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Australia:M | Germany:o.Al. | Singapore:PG | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12 | USA:PG-13

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The last film (documentary) directed by Sydney Pollack.See more »
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6 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Let's Get Crankier, 17 June 2006
Author: David Ferguson (fergusontx@gmail.com) from Dallas, Texas

Greetings again from the darkness. "Where did that come from?". That is the question Frank Gehry admits to asking himself after some projects are complete. His art should be considered along with the great painters, sculptors and musicians of our time. Gehry's friendship with director Sydney Pollack adds a different dimension to this documentary. Normally the focus should be on the subject, but Pollack actually helps us crawl inside this unique, brilliant man.

Watching the Princeton art "expert" provide the alternative take on Mr. Gehry's creation is actually quite humorous. The art world can't possibly take architecture seriously - especially when they are concerned that the building may be more impressive than the art work inside! One of the highlights is the exploration from design to completion of the magnificent Guggenheim in Bilbao, Spain. This is unlike anything I have ever seen and may just motivate me to someday make the trip. Some of his other structures are viewed, but the disappointing aspect of the film is that we don't see enough. What we do see is nothing short of fascinating. His house around his home is mind-boggling. However, what makes this special is the conversation and opening up with Mr. Gehry. He attempts to provide credit to his "team", but we are left with no doubt that the man is a genius.

Some celebs get their chance to spew forth with glowing comments. These include Bob Geldof, Michael Ovitz, Barry Diller and Dennis Hopper. Hopper's interview is disappointing in that we never get a glimpse of the Gehry design. Another interesting aspect is the curious inclusion of Mr. Gehry's long time psychiatrist, the colorful Milton Wexler. Wexler has a twinkle in his eye when discussing Gehry and how the two have been very good to and for each other.

Overall, a very insightful look into the creative process of a giant in the world of architecture. Nice work by first time documentarian Pollack and thanks to Mr. Gehry for opening up.

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