Architectural Film Show at AIUB Architecture School

on Sunday 19 July 2009 - 18:26:02 | by admin
Frank Lloyd Wright: Murder, Myth & ModernismAs part of the regular film show in the Department of Architecture of AIUB in Dhaka is going to show the documentary by BBC "Frank Lloyd Wright: Murder, Myth & Modernism" tomorrow (21st July) from 18:00 to 19:00 at the university auditorium. The documentary is directed by Paul Tilzey, released in 2005.
Everyone is invited.
Contacts: Phone: +880447600367, 8802-9885907, 8802-8815387 extn 781
Address: House 23, Road 17, Kemal Ataturk Avenue, Banani, Dhaka 1213, Bangladesh

The (Internet Movie Database) review says about this documentary:
"I would have expected the BBC to do a better job of introducing people to Wright. The interviews with Meryle Secrest (whose biography of FLW turned me into a fan), Ada Louise Huxtable and his grandson Eric Lloyd Wright were worthwhile, as were the home movies and the TV interviews (the voice off-camera in the interview near the end is that of Mike Wallace). But framing the thing around the 1914 murders at Taliesin, making it sound like the defining event of his life (it wasn't), and then revisiting the tragedy two-thirds of the way through, came off as lurid and exploitative. They gloss over his Prairie houses and, worse, virtually ignore the Usonian houses that made up at least half of his body of work. It came off mostly as a by-the-numbers caricature that could have done a better job with both the praise and the criticism"

Those who are going to watch this movie tomorrow are welcomed to write their reviews in comments to this newspost.
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