Antonio Gaudi

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Overview

Antonio Gaudi's startling, unique architectural and essentially sculptural creations like his undulating walls are presented with clarity and in context in this interesting documentary by Hiroshi Teshigahara. Gaudi was a Catalan, like his well-known fellow artists Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, and Salvador Dali, and he was inspired by Catalan art of the Middle Ages, specifically the Romanesque Period. Teshigahara provides a background on the region and politics of Cataluna, and reviews the Romanesque Period in art, ...
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Overview

Antonio Gaudi's startling, unique architectural and essentially sculptural creations like his undulating walls are presented with clarity and in context in this interesting documentary by Hiroshi Teshigahara. Gaudi was a Catalan, like his well-known fellow artists Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, and Salvador Dali, and he was inspired by Catalan art of the Middle Ages, specifically the Romanesque Period. Teshigahara provides a background on the region and politics of Cataluna, and reviews the Romanesque Period in art, 1000-1300 C.E., so that viewers can understand where Gaudi was coming from. Then the artist's creations are analyzed in a succinct, careful manner which reveals more to the eye than just uninformed looking could ever do.
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Special Features

Disc One: ; New, restored high-definition digital transfer; Original theatrical trailer; New and improved English subtitle translation; ; Disc Two; New video interview with architect Arata Isozaki; Gaudí, Catalunya, 1959, footage from director Hiroshi Teshigahara's first trip to Spain; Visions of Space: "God's Architect," a one-hour BBC special on Antonio Gaudí's life and work; A program on Gaudí by director Ken Russell; Sculptures by Sofu - Vita, a short film by Teshigahara on the sculpture of his father, Sofu Teshigahara
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/18/2008
  • UPC: 715515028325
  • Original Release: 1984
  • Rating:

  • Source: Criterion
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Restored / Pan & Scan
  • Language: Japanese
  • Time: 1:12:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 3,389

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
Hiroshi Teshigahara Director
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Antonio Gaudi: The Film
1. Logos [:34]
2. Magic Fountain of Montjuïc [1:36]
3. Barcelona [2:00]
4. Spanish Art [3:57]
5. Palace of Catalan Music [:33]
6. Casa Amatller [:15]
7. Casa Batlló [4:23]
8. La Pedrera [7:02]
9. Catalonian Countryside [1:31]
10. Designs [1:20]
11. Casa Vicens [1:15]
12. Bellesguard [1:31]
13. Santa Teresa School [:35]
14. Güell Pavilions [3:33]
15. Güell Palace [3:02]
16. Güell Cellar [:33]
17. Sagrada Família School [:30]
18. La Boquería Market [1:40]
19. Colònia Güell Crypt [9:40]
20. Park Güell [9:38]
21. Montserrat [:50]
22. Sagrada Família [15:03]
23. End Credits [1:09]
Disc #2 -- Antonio Gaudi: The Supplements
1. Around Barcelona [2:41]
2. At the Park Güell [7:05]
3. Visit With Salvador Dalí [3:34]
4. At the Cathedral [6:04]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Antonio Gaudi: The Film
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Disc #2 -- Antonio Gaudi: The Supplements
   Gaudí, Catalunya, 1959
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      Index
   Arata Isozaki Interview
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   "God's Architect: Antoni Gaudí"
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   Monitor
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   Sculptures by Sofu - Vita
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    disappointing....

    ...for the price. Mainly because there was no narrative. It's difficult to rate this
    because as far as I know there is no other DVD about Gaudi. I bought it because
    Sidney Pollack rated it among his top 5 favorite documentary films, and it influenced Pollack's documentary of Frank Gehry. But I would like to have an narrative accompaniment to what I was seeing. There's such a story to tell about Gaudi...and the story was absent!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Really wonderful sort of blend of Japan & Spain.

    I saw this video a few days ago and I think it is great. I esp. like the lack of narration and the spooky music. The film puts Gaudi in some social context by showing a little of Picasso's work, etc. in Barcelona. There is one mention of the Spanish Civil War. There are few subtitles and a little tour of the churches of Catalonia of the middle ages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2009

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