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Frank Lloyd Wright (1998)

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

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Ken Burns, Lynn Novick
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Edward Herrmann ... Narrator (voice)
Philip Bosco ... (voice)
Julie Harris ... (voice)
Sab Shimono ... (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Cronon William Cronon ... Himself - Historian
Brendan Gill Brendan Gill ... Himself - Writer
Paul Goldberger Paul Goldberger ... Himself - Architecture Critic
Philip Johnson Philip Johnson ... Himself - Architect
Maya Lin Maya Lin ... Herself - Artist
Vincent Scully ... Himself - Architectural Historian
Meryle Secrest Meryle Secrest ... Herself - Biographer
Robert A.M. Stern Robert A.M. Stern ... Himself - Architect
Edgar Tafel Edgar Tafel ... Himself
Anne Whiston Spirn Anne Whiston Spirn ... Herself - Architect
David Wright David Wright ... Himself
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This film illustrates the life and work of the American architect. We follow the development of his work and his turbulent family life amidst scandal and tragedy. Despite all the difficulties of his personal life, Wright rises above all and beats all the odds to design some of the most famous buildings using brilliant and distinctively innovative designs that only his genius could create. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 1998 (USA) See more »

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Florentine Films,WETA See more »
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Color
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Features The House on the Waterfall (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Moonglow
Written by Will Hudson, Edgar De Lange, and Irving Mills
Performed by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra
Courtesy of EMI Music Publishing, Scarsdale Music Corp., and RCA Records Label of BMG Music
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Fantastic!
27 May 2002 | by thejimijimSee all my reviews

This was a great documentary! Very well done! This man's life was amazing. He was an absolute architectural and engineering genius! This documentary well showed his life and his work and although the total time was a little over 2 1/2 hours, it didn't seem that long! The film was engrossing! I Have seen two other projects of Ken Burns', 1)his amazingly detailed "Civil War", and 2), His equally dazzling look into the "History of Major League Baseball". Guys, don't be mislead by the subject matter of Architecture. You will not be bored. This man was (WRIGHT) to say the least,'Quite the personality'. (Likewise for you ladies with 'baseball', or even the 'Civil War'), Mr. Burns looks at EVERY ANGLE of his subjects with accuracy and all the humor, detail, tragedy and truth that only hours and hours of research could bring. His 'Labors of Love' on his subjects ALWAYS shines through! Never more than here, with Frank Lloyd Wright.!


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