Sketches of Frank Gehry In a love letter to the iconoclast architect (the Walt Disney Concert Hall), Jackson Pollack mixes a pleasant cocktail of building montages, Gehry razzing his… Sketches of Frank Gehry In a love letter to the iconoclast architect (the Walt Disney Concert Hall), Jackson Pollack mixes a pleasant cocktail of building montages, Gehry razzing his…
DVD Review

Sketches of Frank Gehry (2006)

EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: Aug 22, 2006; DVD Release Date: Aug 22, 2006; Movie Rated: PG-13; Genre: Documentary; With: Frank Gehry; Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

In a love letter to the iconoclast architect (the Walt Disney Concert Hall), Jackson Pollack mixes a pleasant cocktail of building montages, Gehry razzing his own work (''That is so stupid looking, it's great!''), and celeb interviews. But despite beautiful imagery and Michael Eisner hilariously likening an ice rink to breasts, Sketches of Frank Gehry remains just that: a glimpse of a storyteller through structure, with no real story to tell. EXTRAS In a chat with director Alexander Payne, Pollack admits how little he knew about architecture before filming. C+Timothy Gunatilaka

Originally posted Aug 18, 2006 Published in issue #893 Aug 25, 2006 Order article reprints