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Between the Folds (2008)

Depicts a cast of fine artists and eccentric scientists (from MIT and NASA) who have devoted their lives to the unlikely medium of modern origami. Through their determination to reinterpret... See full summary »

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Vanessa Gould

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Vanessa Gould
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Cast

Credited cast:
Erik D. Demaine Erik D. Demaine ... Himself - Computational Origamist and Theorist (as Dr. Erik D. Demaine)
Martin L. Demaine Martin L. Demaine ... Himself - Computational Origamist and Theorist
Vincent Floderer Vincent Floderer ... Himself - French Paper Artist
Miri Golan Miri Golan ... Himself - Origami Artist and Teacher
Vanessa Gould ... Herself - Narrator
Tom Hull Tom Hull ... Himself - Origami Artist and Mathematician (as Dr. Tom Hull)
Paul Jackson Paul Jackson ... Himself - Origami Artist
Eric Joisel Eric Joisel ... Himself - Origami Artist
Michael LaFosse Michael LaFosse ... Himself - Origami Artist
Robert Lang Robert Lang ... Himself - Origami Artist, Scientist and Theorist (as Dr. Robert J. Lang)
Christopher K. Palmer Christopher K. Palmer ... Himself - Material Artist
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard L. Alexander Richard L. Alexander ... Himself - Papermaker
Brian Chan Brian Chan ... Himself - Origami Artist
Satoshi Kamiya Satoshi Kamiya ... Himself - Origami Artist
Sam Nathans Sam Nathans ... Himself - Origami Artist
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Depicts a cast of fine artists and eccentric scientists (from MIT and NASA) who have devoted their lives to the unlikely medium of modern origami. Through their determination to reinterpret the world in paper, they arouse a fascinating mix of sensibilities towards art, form, expressiveness, creativity and meaning. Written by anonymous

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scientist | paper | origami | art | artist | See All (10) »

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One paper square - boundless possibilities. See more »

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Official Sites:

PBS

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Exploring Origami See more »

Filming Locations:

Alamo, California, USA See more »

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Green Fuse Films See more »
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1.33 : 1
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fascinating stuff, with one flaw
24 October 2011 | by ThingyBlahBlah3See all my reviews

The documentary itself is very interesting. The interview subjects are fascinating and the work they do is amazing. You'll never look at a plain piece of paper the same way. My inner nerd was particularly interested in the math and engineering aspects of paper-folding, and it's always nice to be reminded that the great artists do their best work when they're working under restrictions.

Alas, director Vanessa Gould inexplicably chose to narrate this herself, and her voice-over work is so annoying and affected that it just about submarines the whole thing. I had to watch it in small doses, even though it's only 50 minutes long. A good VO performer would have made all the difference.


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