One paragraph reviews on art, movies, books, and pop culture by a know-nothing who knows it all

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Solid Foundation

Sydney Pollack's documentary "Sketches of Frank Gehry" is a fascinating little flick (83 minutes) about the artistic process. Pollack is almost as much of a presence as Gehry in the movie. Pollack and Gehry have leisurely and enlightening conversations about finding the muse and staying on course. You don't need to be an expert on architecture to enjoy the film. (Early on, Pollack admits knowing very little about the subject.) Best part: Gehry sitting before a small building model and deciding its next construction based on a feeling. Worst part: Barry Diller and Michael Eisner waxing poetic about Gehry's work.