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Objectified (2009)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 22 May 2009 (UK)
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A feature-length documentary about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them.

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Gary Hustwit
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Cast

Credited cast:
Paola Antonelli Paola Antonelli ... Herself - Design Curator, Museum of Modern Art (New York)
Chris Bangle Chris Bangle ... Himself - Former Design Director, BMW Group (Munich)
Andrew Blauvelt Andrew Blauvelt ... Himself - Design Curator, Walker Art Center
Erwan Bouroullec Erwan Bouroullec ... Himself - Designer (Paris)
Ronan Bouroullec Ronan Bouroullec ... Himself - Designer (Paris)
Anthony Dunne Anthony Dunne ... Himself - Designer (London)
Agnete Enga Agnete Enga ... Herself - Senior Industrial Designer, Smart Design
Dan Formosa Dan Formosa ... Himself - Design & Research, Smart Design (New York)
Naoto Fukasawa Naoto Fukasawa ... Himself - Designer (Tokyo)
Jonathan Ive ... Himself - Senior VP Industrial Design, Apple (Cupertino)
Hella Jongerius Hella Jongerius ... Herself - Designer (Rotterdam)
Bill Moggridge Bill Moggridge ... Himself, co-founder IDEO
Marc Newson Marc Newson ... Himself - Designer (Paris)
Fiona Raby Fiona Raby ... Herself - Designer (London)
Dieter Rams Dieter Rams ... Himself - Former Design Director, Braun Kronberg (Germany)
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A feature-length documentary about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them.

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Official Sites:

Official site | PBS

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USA

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Release Date:

22 May 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Nesnelesmis See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,668, 10 May 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$8,668, 10 May 2009
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1.78 : 1
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Karim Rashid - Designer: If the shelf life of a high-tech object is less than eleven months, it should be all 100% disposable. You know, I think my laptop, in a way, should be made of cardboard or my mobile phone could be a piece of cardboard or it could be just made out of something like, I don't know, sugar cane or some bio-plastic, etc. Why on Earth does anything have to be built to be permanent?
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a closer look at the individual design and personality behind the objects we use in our everyday lives
26 May 2009 | by brayneded31See all my reviews

Well edited and composed, Objectified is neither groundbreaking nor earth-shatteringly enlightening, but it holds the interest of the audience.

The transitions from subject to subject and interview to interview are smooth and unobtrusive, and the content of the documentary is interesting and cool. Form really does follow function in terms of the composition of this film, but given that it deals with the means by which design integrates itself seamlessly into our experience, the lack of bold choices becomes pertinent and is therefore less troublesome. If one is to be generous, it could even be supposed that this kind of difficult-to-notice editing is some kind of implicit statement of philosophy with regards to the role of design in the life of the individual.

An interesting film. Worth seeing.


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