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Frank Gehry on Film
What a new documentary does and doesn't say about the famous architect.
By Witold Rybczynski
Updated Wednesday, July 26, 2006, at 12:51 PM ET
"It's not just that I didn't know anything about making documentaries. I
didn't even know anything about architecture,"
Pollack was right: He doesn't know much about architecture....
Gehry down to the girders
Sydney Pollack's documentary about his famous friend Frank Gehry
describes how a neurotic, insecure guy became one of the world's
greatest architects, writes Katherine Monk.
Katherine Monk, The Ottawa Citizen
Published: Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Funny things happen when you point a camera at your friend -- and we're
not talking America's Funniest Home Videos. The dynamics of the
relationship can shift abruptly, because the person standing behind the
camera is in the position of confessor, while the person before the lens
is forced into the awkward role of flawed but noble human.
""A lot of the stuff we got surprised me," says Pollack. "I've known
Frank a long time, and to be honest, I didn't even know he was
originally Canadian. I also didn't know his name was originally Goldberg
-- I knew he was Jewish, but I just figured he was a Jew named Gehry.""