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Sketches of Frank Gehry

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Sketches of Frank Gehry
Promotional film poster
Directed bySydney Pollack
Produced byUltan Guilfoyle
StarringFrank Gehry
Dennis Hopper
Philip Johnson
Edward Ruscha
CinematographyGeorge Tiffin
Edited byKaren Schmeer
Music bySorman & Nystrom
Distributed bySony Pictures Classics
Release date
  • May 12, 2006 (2006-05-12)
Running time
86 minutes
CountryUnited States

Sketches of Frank Gehry is a 2006 American documentary film directed by Sydney Pollack and produced by Ultan Guilfoyle, about the life and work of the Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry. The film was screened out of competition at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.[1] Pollack and Gehry had been friends and mutual admirers for years.[2] The film features footage of various Gehry-designed buildings, including Anaheim Ice (the training rink of the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim), the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall. It was the final film to be directed by Sydney Pollack before his death in 2008.

The film includes interviews with other noted figures, including:

The film also discusses work on Gehry's own residence, which was one of the first works that brought him to notoriety.


  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Sketches of Frank Gehry". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-12-17.
  2. ^ A.O. Scott (12 May 2006). "In Sketches of Frank Gehry, a Design for Living Large". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-12-27.