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Visual Acoustics (2008)

Unrated | | Documentary | 9 October 2009 (USA)
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Visual Acoustics celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, the world's greatest architectural photographer, whose images brought modern architecture to the American mainstream. ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Frances Anderton Frances Anderton ... Herself
Tom Ford ... Himself
Frank Gehry ... Himself (as Frank O. Gehry)
Dustin Hoffman ... Himself - Narrator
Ray Kappe Ray Kappe ... Himself
Craig Krull Craig Krull ... Himself
Barbara Lamprecht Barbara Lamprecht ... Herself
Ricardo Legorreta Ricardo Legorreta ... Himself
Kelly Lynch ... Herself
Leo Marmol Leo Marmol ... Himself
Judy McKee Judy McKee ... Herself
Raymond Richard Neutra Raymond Richard Neutra ... Himself
Juergen Nogai Juergen Nogai ... Himself
Rob Rothblatt Rob Rothblatt ... Himself
Edward Ruscha Edward Ruscha ... Himself (as Ed Ruscha)
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Visual Acoustics celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, the world's greatest architectural photographer, whose images brought modern architecture to the American mainstream. Shulman, who passed away this year, captured the work of nearly every modern and progressive architect since the 1930s including Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, John Lautner and Frank Gehry. His images epitomized the singular beauty of Southern California's modernist movement and brought its iconic structures to the attention of the general public. This unique film is both a testament to the evolution of modern architecture and a joyful portrait of the magnetic, whip-smart gentleman who chronicled it with his unforgettable images. Written by Owens/Rothschild

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Language:

English

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9 October 2009 (USA) See more »

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Visual Acoustics See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$3,517, 9 October 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$102,463, 7 March 2010
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Modern Architecture's Golden Age Photographed and Described By a National Treasure Julius Shulman
17 October 2009 | by moberhoferSee all my reviews

A must see, if you care about Modern Architecture and the most seminal and influential architects of the 20th Century.Photographed by a Master photographer with photographs that are even better than the great buildings they portray are featured throughout together with Julius Shulman's observations on life, architecture and photography as he takes you on a walk through his garden and the his past as well. He is widely recognized as the best architectural photographer of all time. His photograph of the cliff hanging Stahl House , Case Study #22 made it the most famous house and architectural photograph of all time! California , Los Angeles and Palm Springs were at the forefront of a new wave of Modern Architecture that combined inside and outside that had not been done before. It benefited from the California climate and melded the buildings into their sites using topography,light and view.It featured groundbreaking new ideas of "form following function" and even "ornament is crime". It enabled a new era and lifestyle to emerge and become iconic. Wonderfully brought to the screen and fully realized and crafted with vintage footage , interviews and photographs revealed here for the first time for new audiences and old fans.

It's really a "Homage" to Julius Shulman , Modern Architecture and Southern California in its Golden Age.


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