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Frank Lloyd Wright (1998)

A biography of the life and work of the American architect.

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Ken Burns, Lynn Novick
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Edward Herrmann ... Narrator (voice)
Philip Bosco ... (voice)
Julie Harris ... (voice)
Sab Shimono ... (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Cronon William Cronon ... Himself - Historian
Brendan Gill Brendan Gill ... Himself - Writer
Paul Goldberger Paul Goldberger ... Himself - Architecture Critic
Philip Johnson Philip Johnson ... Himself - Architect
Maya Lin Maya Lin ... Herself - Artist
Vincent Scully ... Himself - Architectural Historian
Meryle Secrest Meryle Secrest ... Herself - Biographer
Robert A.M. Stern Robert A.M. Stern ... Himself - Architect
Edgar Tafel Edgar Tafel ... Himself
Anne Whiston Spirn Anne Whiston Spirn ... Herself - Architect
David Wright David Wright ... Himself
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This film illustrates the life and work of the American architect. We follow the development of his work and his turbulent family life amidst scandal and tragedy. Despite all the difficulties of his personal life, Wright rises above all and beats all the odds to design some of the most famous buildings using brilliant and distinctively innovative designs that only his genius could create. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 1998 (USA) See more »

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Florentine Films, WETA See more »
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Color
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Song of India
By Tommy Dorsey and Red Bone
Performed by Members of the Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
Courtesy of EMI Music Publishing and M.A.C./V.S.O.P. Records
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This movie realizes the genius of Frank Lloyd Wright
15 July 1999 | by OGRE-8See all my reviews

After watching this film I cried knowing that prefection was attainable. For proof all you need do is look at the many buildings that are a testament to Frank Lloyd Wright's immortality.


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