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Title Great expectations [videorecording] : a journey through the history of visionary architecture / a First Run/Icarus Films release ; director and editor, Jesper Wachtmeister ; producer, Jonas Kellagher ; a film by Jesper Wachtmeister ; Solaris Filmproduktion ; Eight Millilitres AB ; co-production with SVT ... [et al.]. Kochuu : Japanese architecture, influence & origin / film by Solaris Filmproduktion ; Samproduktion with Sveriges Television ; produced and directed by Jesper Wachtmeister.

Imprint Brooklyn, NY : Icarus Films Home Video, [2007]


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Description 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Title from container.
Great expectations originally broadcast as a television program on April 13, 2007.
Special features include (Great expectations): Le Corbusier's functionalist cities; Buckminster fuller's lightweight geodesic domes; Moshe Safdie's habitat '67 prefab apartments; Rudolf Steiner's Goetheanum and other anthroposophy buildings in Switzerland; Oscar Niemeyer's sleek urban designs for Brasilia; Paolo Soleri's "archology" of crystal-like desert cities; Antti Lovag's curved surfaces of Palais Bulles in France; Jacque Fresco's utopian Venus project in Florida; Peter Cook and Colin Fournier's biomorphic Kunsthaus Graz in Austria.
Special feature include (Kochuu): Pritzker prize winning architects Tadao Ando and Sverre Fehn.
Contents Great expectations (52 min.) -- Kochuu (53 min.)
Credits Great expectations: Cinematographer, Simon Pramsten ; animations, Måns Swanberg, Pistachios ; music, Silverbullit.
Kochuu: Camera, Askild Vik Edvadsen ; music, Benny Nilsen.
Performer Great expectations: [Narrator: Simon Chilvers].
Kochuu: Commentary: Tadao Ando, Sverre Fehn, Toyo Ito, Kristian Gullichsen.
Summary Great expectations: Looks at innovative, futuristic, utopian and sometimes bizarre architectural projects of the 20th century. Shows how contemporary problems like housing shortages, urban decay and pollution motivate architects to create changes in the way people live. Considers plans that have actually been constructed and animates some unrealized visions to see how they might have looked. Features works by Rudolf Steiner, Le Corbusier, Moshe Safdie, Oscar Niemeyer, Jacque Fresco, Peter Cook, Colin Fournier, Levitt & Sons, Antti Lovag, Peter Vetsch, and Paolo Soler.
Kochuu: Documentary about modern Japanese architecture, and its impact on the Nordic building tradition. "Kochuu" which translates as "in the jar," refers to the Japanese tradition of constructing small, enclosed physical spaces, which create the impression of a separate universe. Features interviews with some of Japan's leading architects as well as Scandinavian contemporaries.
System Details DVD, region 1.
Language Great expectations: Narration in English. Some interviews in French, German or Portuguese with English subtitles.
Kochuu: Soundtrack in Japanese, Norwegian, and Finnish with subtitles in English.
Subject Architecture, Modern -- 20th century.
Sustainable architecture.
Architecture and society.
Visionary architecture.
Unbuilt architectural projects.
Architecture -- Japan -- History -- 20th century -- Influence.
Architecture -- Scandinavia -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Motion pictures, Swedish.
Added Author Wachtmeister, Jesper. Producer. Director. Film editor.
Kellagher, Jonas. Producer.
Chilvers, Simon, 1939- Narrator.
Andō, Tadao, 1941-
Fehn, Sverre, 1924-2009.
Itō, Toyoo, 1941-
Gullichsen, Kristian.
Silverbullit (Musical group)
Solaris Filmproduktion.
Eight Millilitres (Firm)
Sveriges television.
First Run/Icarus Films.
Icarus Films Home Video.
Added Title Journey through the history of visionary architecture
Japanese architecture, influence & origin
Japanese architecture, influence and origin
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