Documentary: Sketches of Frank Gehry

Sketches of Frank Gehry

Year release: 2006
Director: Sydney Pollack
Producer: Ultan Guilfoyle
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

This documentary explores Frank Gehry’s creative process, from sketching to making the physical and 3D models to the construction itself. Over 5 years, Pollack filmed Frank Gehry at work, on all kinds of different projects, including the Guggenheim Bilbao, the Walt Disney Concert Hall, DG Bank in Berlin, Banque DG, Berlin, the Vitra Design Museu in Germany, the Loyola University Law School in Los Angeles , the Gehry residence in Santa Monica, amongst others. Many of Frank Gehry’s friends and fellow artists are interviewed: Philip Johnson ; Bob Geldof ; Barry Diller ; Michael Eisner; Dennis Hopper; Michael Ovitz ; Milton Wexler ; Esa-Pekka Salonen ; Ed Ruscha ; Chuck Arnoldi ; Julian Schnabel ; Peter Lewis ; Mildred Friedman; Herbert Muschamp; Prof. Hal Foster ; Charles Jencks ; Norman Rosenthal ; Thomas Krens ; Rolf Fehlbaum.