Sketches of Frank Gehry Reviews

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August 23, 2017
Pollack is not a particularly introspective documentary maker; he is content to let his subject merely expound and ramble at length. However, in Gehry's case, this actually works. He is a good raconteur: witty and amiable.
May 13, 2009
October 13, 2007
(...) Un documental que debería ver todo aquel que alguna vez haya sentido la necesidad o las ganas de crear algo, ya sea una pieza de cerámica, un edificio o una película.
June 29, 2007
The result is a persuasive movie which proves beyond doubt that at least some geniuses are intensely practical as well as intuitive.
June 29, 2007
While Pollack continually favours celebrity gush over objective analysis, the shots of Gehry's buildings - the Guggenheim in Bilbao being the centrepiece - and his stunning use of light do make a case for him as a genuine visionary.
June 29, 2007
The questioning is skin-deep and Pollack's handheld DV approach doesn't show the buildings at their best.
June 29, 2007
What's missing is a critical edge.
June 29, 2007
an intelligent piece of partisan adoration - although he gives some space to Gehry's detractors, too.
June 29, 2007
Ultimately the picture is as revealing about the director as it is about the subject. But it won't appeal to those who like their documentaries to come armed with teeth.
June 29, 2007
A fond and always accessible portrait, but the lack of objectivity and drooling images of Gehry's work deprives this documentary of any objectivity.
June 26, 2007
More a thumbnail than a full portrait.
June 21, 2007
too vague for real insight, too conventional to match its subject's iconoclasm, and too affectionate to offer a truly critical account of the Gehry phenomenon.
March 1, 2007
[Pollack] and Gehry share a long friendship, which is evident in this elegant, diverting, affectionate documentary.
December 20, 2006
Watching Frank work in his studio is a lesson in creativity. He seems to pride himself on buildings with no right angles; it all comes together to create facades that stand out in a skyline.
November 10, 2006
The film is a credit to Sydney Pollack, whose warm and intelligent style infiltrates this fascinating documentary allowing us the pleasure of spending some time with an architect whose approach to design is as fundamental as to life itself
October 30, 2006
Pollack's documentary is a friendly affair that presents some stunning footage of several Gehry projects.
October 9, 2006
Sketches isn't for everyone, as enjoyment requires at least an elementary interest in architecture or art. Anyone who meets that requirement will receive not only a nice portrait of Gehry the person, but a great survey of his work.
September 8, 2006
..curious and sometimes magical.
August 13, 2006
... it's probably the best movie Pollack has made in awhile.
August 12, 2006
A lovable softball documentary on a lovable acclaimed architect famous for his controversial unique looping indescribable structures.
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