Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Now Showing in the LRC

We have three new movies available for check-out at the LRC that may be of interest.

Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye—This may be of great interest to those in the Portrait and Lighting class, especially for the upcoming portrait report and homage project.

"Heinz Bütler interviews Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) late in life. Cartier-Bresson pulls out photographs, comments briefly, and holds them up to Bütler's camera. A few others share observations, including Isabelle Huppert, Arthur Miller, and Josef Koudelka. Cartier-Bresson talks about his travels, including Mexico in the 1930s, imprisonment during World War II, being with Gandhi moments before his assassination, and returning to sketching late in life. He shows us examples. He talks about becoming and being a photographer, about composition, and about some of his secrets to capture the moment. Written by" IMDb

Herb & Dorothy—Perhaps of note for lovers of contemporary art, and art historians in particular.

"He was a postal clerk. She was a librarian. With their modest means, the couple managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history. Meet Herb and Dorothy Vogel, whose shared passion and disciplines and defied stereotypes and redefined what it means to be an art collector. Written by Anonymous" IMDb

Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman—This movie may be interesting to a number of folks, from photographers, lovers of architecture, graphic designers (for the motion graphics utilized in the film), to those who just enjoy the modernist aesthetic.

"Visual Acoustics celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, the world's greatest architectural photographer, whose images brought modern architecture to the American mainstream. Shulman, who passed away this year, captured the work of nearly every modern and progressive architect since the 1930s including Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, John Lautner and Frank Gehry. His images epitomized the singular beauty of Southern California's modernist movement and brought its iconic structures to the attention of the general public. This unique film is both a testament to the evolution of modern architecture and a joyful portrait of the magnetic, whip-smart gentleman who chronicled it with his unforgettable images. Written by Owens/Rothschild" IMDb


art gal said...

I've seen "Herb and Dorothy" and highly recommend it as well. The film reveals how valuable passion for art and believing in individual artists' visions really are. And, the story suggests that indeed, anyone can become a collector!

Thanks for the suggestions.

Earl Grey said...

When Boris and I were at CAA, we saw Herb and Dorothy Vogel. They received a lifetime achievement award from the College Art Association, which is pretty impressive! Their story reminds me of the Jacobs' story in some ways. Definitely check it out!