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Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future (2017)

A renewed interest is emerging in mid-20th century architects and artists who exploded the comfortable constraints of the past to create a robust and daring modernist America. Eero Saarinen... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Saarinen ... Himself, son of Eero Saarinen
Jayne Merkel Jayne Merkel ... Herself, author of book 'Eero Saarinen'
Paul Goldberger Paul Goldberger ... Himself, architectural critic
Niels Diffrient Niels Diffrient ... Himself, industrial designer
Frank Lloyd Wright Frank Lloyd Wright ... Himself (archive footage)
Eero Saarinen Eero Saarinen ... Himself (archive footage)
Aline Saarinen Aline Saarinen ... Herself (archive footage)
Robert A.M. Stern Robert A.M. Stern ... Himsef, architect
Kevin Roche Kevin Roche ... Himsef, architect
Cathleen McGuigan Cathleen McGuigan ... Herself, editor-in-chief of magazine Architectural Record
Rafael Viñoly Rafael Viñoly ... Himsef, architect
Cesar Pelli Cesar Pelli ... Himsef, architect (as César Pelli)
Abba Tor Abba Tor ... Himself, engineer
Suzy Saarinen Suzy Saarinen ... Herself, Eric Saarinen's sister (archive footage)
Jeffrey J. Osborne Jeffrey J. Osborne ... Himself, design consultant
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A renewed interest is emerging in mid-20th century architects and artists who exploded the comfortable constraints of the past to create a robust and daring modernist America. Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future examines the life of an architectural giant who envisioned the future. His sudden untimely death at age 51 cut short what continues to be one of the most influential legacies in American architecture, a body of timeless work that stands apart from the clutter of contemporary design and continues to inspire architects today.

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Official Sites:

Official site | PBS series

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Finland | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 2017 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Eero Saarinen - Visionär arkitekt See more »

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Dolby SR

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Color
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Stunning in 6K
16 March 2017 | by skinnymannySee all my reviews

I saw this in a 6K high-def on a big screen during Palm Springs' Modernism Week in 2017. There is a good amount of family history (Eero's father was also a great architect) that gives this film more depth than a typical documentary. Eero's son Eric was director of photography and his sensitive portrayals of Saarinen's buildings made with modern drone cameras is as close to "dancing with architecture" as you're going to find. A must for architecture buffs. The only quibble I have is with the narration, it is a little heavy-handed at times.


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