How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster? (2012)

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A portrait of one of the world's premier architects, How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster? follows Norman Foster's unending quest to improve the quality of life through design. By investigating his origins to how his dreams and influences inspired the design of emblematic projects such as the world's largest building to its tallest bridge, Foster offers some striking solutions to humanity's increasing demand on urban centers. -- (C) First Run
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NR
Genre:
Documentary , Musical & Performing Arts , Special Interest
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Box Office:
$12,430.00
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An architecture lover's dream.

Full Review… | February 16, 2012
Los Angeles Times
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Whether contemplating his own sensibility or challenging himself in cross-country ski marathons, the 76-year-old architect appears here as a man who stands heavy upon the planet.

Full Review… | January 26, 2012
NPR
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A film that at times seems ready to levitate from the screen on puffy clouds of praise.

January 24, 2012
New York Times
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A better movie would have explored Foster's way-of-the-future objectives with more beyond-the-hype insight...

Full Review… | January 24, 2012
Time Out
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It's essentially an infomercial for the company he unsuccessfully tried to sell before the 2008 crash.

Full Review… | January 24, 2012
Village Voice
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An informative and inspiring documentary about a man's life and work.

January 12, 2012
Seattle Times
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Exhilarating.

Adriel Lim
Adriel Lim

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½

Documentary about Norman Foster and his monolithic buildings, marred by obsequious narrator.

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Lesley N

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