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Sketches of Frank Gehry Review

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  • 4.0

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  • 63

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    Chicago Tribune

    Whatever you think of Gehry's architecture, if you have any interest in art, or the interplay between light and shadow, or the way buildings create space and community, you're likely to enjoy this film.

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  • 70

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    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    You learn as much as you need to know to understand Gehry's architectural process and to appreciate his enormous contribution to modern art and architecture. Which is not a bad thing. Just sketchy.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The result is not a formal doc but an extended chat between two professionals who, as Pollack puts it, search for "a sliver of space in the commercial world where you can make a difference."

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  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Gehry sketches and free-associates about how he's not nearly the menschy aw-shucks pussycat from Canada he appears to be but rather a wily, complicated L.A. lion.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    It's a stirring portrait of a singular artist, a gorgeously photographed album of his buildings, and, perhaps most importantly, a film that manages to demystify the way he works without diminishing it.

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