(2008) 90 mins, colour, USA. D: Murray Grigor
The documentary feature film, traces the lifelong quest of visionary genius John Lautner to create ?architecture that has no beginning and no end.? It is the story of brilliance and of a complicated life ? and the most sensual architecture of the 20th century. Renowned architectural filmmaker Murray Grigor explores Lautner’s dramatic spaces with choreographed camera moves, as Lautner himself provides the commentary, speaking with insight and wit in recordings culled from archival sources. Other voices join him: comments from Frank Gehry and his peers who were influenced by Lautner, the emotional memories of original clients, owners and builders, the remarks of Frank Escher, the architect who restored the Chemosphere house, and Julius Shulman who famously photographed all the great modernists.