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Frank Lloyd Wright (1998)

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

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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Cronon ... Himself - Historian
Brendan Gill ... Himself - Writer
Paul Goldberger ... Himself - Architecture Critic
Philip Johnson ... Himself - Architect
Maya Lin ... Herself - Artist
... Himself - Architectural Historian
Meryle Secrest ... Herself - Biographer
Robert A.M. Stern ... Himself - Architect
Edgar Tafel ... Himself
Anne Whiston Spirn ... Herself - Architect
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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Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major
By Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Conducted by Peter Rosel
Courtesy of Berlin Classics
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Fantastic!
27 May 2002 | by See 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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