Documentary: Frank LLoyd Wright, The Phoenix of Architecture

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juankbedoya
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Documentary: Frank LLoyd Wright, The Phoenix of Architecture

Post by juankbedoya »

Unbelievable... Will someday finish his documentaries and books? I found it this morning, I thought it was last BBC's documentary but it is a new one, a german documentary. I would like to see new documentaries with different focus insted of his romantic and scandalous life and his masterpieces, fallingwater, robie, taliesin, guggenheim once and again. Anyway, enjoy..!!

https://www.arte.tv/es/videos/090584-00 ... yd-wright/

Roderick Grant
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Re: Documentary: Frank LLoyd Wright, The Phoenix of Architecture

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Well, I don't speak the language, I have never liked subtitles and like you, Juan, I know the plot all too well, so I didn't get far into it.

What I find annoying in many documentaries these days is the excessive use of meaningless background music. If a narrative calls for some musical emphasis, fine, but it seems to me that the wall-to-wall music is nothing more than an egregious intrusion. If the music interferes with the spoken narrative, that is not a good thing, since documentaries are all about information on a specific topic. Ken Burns gets it right, but too many lay music on with a trowel.

juankbedoya
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Re: Documentary: Frank LLoyd Wright, The Phoenix of Architecture

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Here's the same documentary now available on youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3OmTSOxrog

SDR
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Re: Documentary: Frank LLoyd Wright, The Phoenix of Architecture

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Worth a look, certainly. Of course it spends a lot of time on the love lives; it's not a study of the work. But you usually get a new tidbit: was William R C Wright really a lawyer as well as a preacher ?

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Roderick Grant
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Re: Documentary: Frank LLoyd Wright, The Phoenix of Architecture

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First I have ever heard of it. Musician and preacher, but lawyer? I don't think so.

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