Jorge Gorostiza

Aki Kaurismäki and Peter Zumthor | Jorge Gorostiza
19-05-2017 No Comments

Aki Kaurismäki and Peter Zumthor | Jorge Gorostiza

Hace ya varios meses publiqué en este blog un post que hizo Alexandre Kluge sobre un encuentro penoso que tuvo con Rem Koolhaas, ahora es al revés, el arquitecto Peter Zumthor es quien habla sobre el cineasta Aki Kaurismäki y además de forma elogiosa. Buscando una fotocopia de un artículo, como me suele suceder a menudo, me encontré con otras cosas interesantes, […]

Rem Koolhaas and Alexander Kluge | Jorge Gorostiza
14-04-2017 No Comments

Rem Koolhaas and Alexander Kluge | Jorge Gorostiza

The director Alexander Kluge has described his assistance to a conference of, according to Kluge, «anxious cultural observer and architect», Rem Koolhaas.. The event happened in the great room of the University of Munich, where they had met thousand persons heard him… Koolhaas spoke in English, slow, placed in a side and far from the microphone. The central topic of […]

Wright and the cinematographic business | Jorge Gorostiza
02-12-2016 No Comments

Wright and the cinematographic business | Jorge Gorostiza

Frank Lloyd Wright‘s relations with the cinema are numerous, in this blog already those of filmmakers have treated each other as Nicholas Ray and David Lynchwith the architect, in addition his buildings have been used as places to roll movies and in my doctoral thesis I wrote on the Ennis-Brown House and his numerous appearances on the screens as scene in very […]

Corpus Barga, the cinematographic decoration | Jorge Gorostiza
04-11-2016 No Comments

Corpus Barga, the cinematographic decoration | Jorge Gorostiza

Looking for a news in the press, I have found in El Sol  a chronicle written by his correspondent in Paris, Corpus Barga, in January, 1925, published in the section «Theatres» and titled «The cinematographic decoration». It was not hoping that this notable writer, today unfortunately rather forgotten, went to contribute anything new to the debates on the scenery, but […]

Fernando Colomo. Architects and filmmakers | Jorge Gorostiza
08-07-2016 No Comments

Fernando Colomo. Architects and filmmakers | Jorge Gorostiza

In the last entry of my blog, I was mentioning the MAE + CINE Arquitectura tras la pantalla, celebrated in Matimex, in which there intervened the filmmaker and architect Fernando Colomo. Looking for information about his work, to prepare this encentro, I found several interviews in which he was speaking on the relations between cinema and architecture, which can be […]

Interview to Lippschitz | Jorge Gorostiza
10-06-2016 No Comments

Interview to Lippschitz | Jorge Gorostiza

Always there had puzzled the figure of the German architect Herbert Lippschitz – actually reality it is not even known if he was an architect-, that fleeing of the Nazi, it came to Spain before the Civil war with Max Nosseck, to work as cinematographic set designer and ended up by being a producer. Now there is many more information […]

John Sayles.  Architects and filmmakers | Jorge Gorostiza
01-04-2016 No Comments

John Sayles. Architects and filmmakers | Jorge Gorostiza

In a serie of income that I have named Architects and Filmmakers, that I began in 2011, I have been gathering opinions about architecture of the diverse directors like Woody Allen, Ingmar Bergman, Valerian Borowczyk, René Clair, Luigi Comencini, Dziga Vertov, Jose Luis García Sanchez, John Ford, Amos Gitai, Peter Greenaway, Abbas Kiarostami and Raúl Ruiz; the actress Viola Dana; […]

Óscar Tusquets. Architects and set designers | Jorge Gorostiza
26-02-2016 No Comments

Óscar Tusquets. Architects and set designers | Jorge Gorostiza

In 1999 the acquaintance architect Óscar Tusquetss did the scenery of the theatrical work The Foundation written by Antonio Buero Vallejo and that was returning to mount twenty-five years after his premiere. In the Sunday one of the periodic El País newspaper a qualified article appeared «Buero Vallejo’s prison. The Foundation returns to the scenes 25 years after his premiere […]

Lynch and the Eames | Jorge Gorostiza
08-01-2016 No Comments

Lynch and the Eames | Jorge Gorostiza

A few months ago I published a post on the relation between the filmmaker David Lynch and the architect Lloyd Wright, and last different year about Billy Wilder and the Eames. Now the relation is between Lynch and the above mentioned. In the interview of 1997, which it was mentioning in the post before mentioned, Kathrin Spohr was asking him […]

The architect Auzelle and the cinematographic interior decorators | Jorge Gorostiza
01-01-2016 No Comments

The architect Auzelle and the cinematographic interior decorators | Jorge Gorostiza

A few days ago accidentally I obtained a book that did not know, The architect written by Robert Auzelle in 1965. The truth is that I it started seeing for the end and in the note (38) reading this: «the taste of the interior decorators of cinema demonstrates, if not frankly mediocre, almost always debatably. On the other hand, often […]

Lynch and Wright | Jorge Gorostiza
06-11-2015 No Comments

Lynch and Wright | Jorge Gorostiza

I have not read the book The Architecture of David Lynch, written by Richard Martin last year, but another day I found an interview that Kathrin Spohr did to Lynch in 1997, in her he asked him on his house, one of many that there created the architect Lloyd Wright, and not his father Frank Lloyd Wright, since he has […]

Arthur Max and the architecture | Jorge Gorostiza
14-08-2015 No Comments

Arthur Max and the architecture | Jorge Gorostiza

I am writing an article about the city in Se7en and looking for information about his designer of production, the great Arthur Max, I have found an interview entrerview that Matt Kamen did to him in WIRED.CO.UK on December 18 of last year immediately after his work in Exodus; Gods and kings. Max who began to be employed as designer […]

An architect against the Cinema | Jorge Gorostiza
17-07-2015 No Comments

An architect against the Cinema | Jorge Gorostiza

Last night I was supping on in Dolly’s house and Santiago Ríos, and it told me that a few weeks ago it was in his chaotic study and, since apparently it happens often, there fell to the soil one of his numerous and enormous boxes full of papers, staying at sight a few old letters of his, deceased friend precisely […]

Cinemascope and theatre | Jorge Gorostiza
29-05-2015 No Comments

Cinemascope and theatre | Jorge Gorostiza

I have just read a text written by Gerard Mortier, graduate «Scenery and opera: history of an emotion», in that a new and interesting relation mentions between architecture and cinema, when he writes on the Festspielhaus, of Salzburg that, according to him, «It corresponds with the aesthetics of the cinemascope. It was constructed in 1958 precisely when it begins the cinemascope […]

Gil Parrondo, interview of 1971 | Jorge Gorostiza
15-05-2015 One Comment

Gil Parrondo, interview of 1971 | Jorge Gorostiza

It does little sailing along the network I found an interview that they did in 1971 to Gil Parrondo, a great teacher of the scenery (though it prefers being calling it a decoration) cinematographic, about that already I have spoken in this blog. This interview is signed by Heras Lobato and I reproduce her later: It has obtained for Spain the first […]

Dreyer and Häring | Jorge Gorostiza
17-04-2015 No Comments

Dreyer and Häring | Jorge Gorostiza

In 1924 Michael, had the premiere, directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer, who at the time still was not him prestigious filmmaker recognized in the whole world; only he had been the person in charge of five movies in his country and for this one it had been contracted by one of the most important producers of Europe, the German UFA. The creator […]

Ray and Wright | Jorge Gorostiza
03-04-2015 No Comments

Ray and Wright | Jorge Gorostiza

Raymond Nicholas Kienzie, who always will be for all Nicholas Ray, had the great opportunity in the first thirties to be an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright in Taliesin for one year. As it told him Kathryn Bigelow in one of his last interviews: «I was studying theatre in New York, but since I had come from Wisconsin I was in the habit […]

Sydney Pollack, architecture and cinema | Jorge Gorostiza
13-02-2015 No Comments

Sydney Pollack, architecture and cinema | Jorge Gorostiza

Through the fault of an article that I am writing for an of Lima magazine, I have had to see the documentary Sketches of Frank Gehry directed by Sydney Pollack in 2005. I must confess that only it had seen fragments of this movie and now, that I have seen her he informs, probably some day writes something in this blog […]

Renoir, the architecture | Jorge Gorostiza
06-02-2015 No Comments

Renoir, the architecture | Jorge Gorostiza

I am sure that Jean Renoir is one of the big teachers of the history of the cinema, it is enough to see big movies as Le Grande Illusion, La Marseillaise, La regle du jeu, This lind is mine and Leflueve, to verify it. In addition his memories are marvellous and whenever I have read something that he had said it seemed […]

Jose Luis García Sánchez. Architects and Filmmakers | Jorge Gorostiza
10-11-2014 No Comments

Jose Luis García Sánchez. Architects and Filmmakers | Jorge Gorostiza

In a serie of income that I have named Architects and filmmakers I have been gathering opinions about architecture of the diverse directors like Woody Allen, Ingmar Bergman, Valerian Borowczyk, Luigi Comencini, René Clair, Dziga Vertov, John Ford, Amos Gitai, Peter Greenaway, Abbas Kiarostami, Raúl Ruiz, The actress Viola Dana, and the essayist Sigfried Giedion. Revising the list it is […]

The Antonioni and Vitti´s Cupola | Jorge Gorostiza
03-10-2014 One Comment

The Antonioni and Vitti´s Cupola | Jorge Gorostiza

Jean Michel Frodon in his article ” Venice: of the cinema to the Biennial one … of architecture “, published in the last number of Caimán Cuadernos de Cine, he writes on the exhibition Monditalia, included in the Biennial of Architecture of this year and his amazement before “the revelation of the Cupola, the extraordinary villa constructed privately in the middle of the sixties […]

Luigi Comencini. Architects and Filmmakers | Jorge Gorostiza
01-09-2014 No Comments

Luigi Comencini. Architects and Filmmakers | Jorge Gorostiza

In previous income I have been gathering opinions about architecture of the diverse directors like Woody Allen, John Ford, Ingmar Bergman, Valerian Borowczyk, René Clair, Dziga Vertov, Peter Greenaway, Abbas Kiarostami, Raúl Ruiz, the actress Viola Dana, the essayist Sigfried Giedion. In case of the director Amos Gitai, his movie profession was coinciding with that of architect, the same thing […]

Mister Ed, architect | Jorge Gorostiza
05-08-2014 One Comment

Mister Ed, architect | Jorge Gorostiza

Míster Ed is the title of a series of popular television in the United States during the sixties, the protagonist, such an Ed, is a horse that Francis speaks – probably family of the mule – and lives in a stable of his owner, Wilbur Post, an architect who has his study next to this stable with a great hatch opened […]

He gives shape to things to come | Jorge Gorostiza
05-04-2014 No Comments

He gives shape to things to come | Jorge Gorostiza

Enough months ago I published in this blog an advertisement of Kodak in the one that was speaking himself on the architect and the cinema. Now I have found other one, this time on the art director and his cinematographic work, in a number of the magazine International Projectionist of the year 1950. The text is the following one: “He […]

The Eames and Billy Wilder | Jorge Gorostiza
05-02-2014 No Comments

The Eames and Billy Wilder | Jorge Gorostiza

I believe that it is not necessary to say those who were Billy Wilder, either Ray and Charles Eames (always it is in the habit of putting to Chat first probably for being a man). What probably is known less is the friendship that joined them for many years. According to Tom Wood in his book The Bright Side of […]

Fairbanks House | Jorge Gorostiza
05-11-2013 No Comments

Fairbanks House | Jorge Gorostiza

In a number of the magazine Photoplay of the year 1928 I have found these drawings of the project of a house for Douglas Fairbanks, a project that was not created by an architect, but for a singular professional: William Cameron Menzies, since it is known, the first one ” production designer ” of the history of the cinema thanks to […]

Chaos in the study | Jorge Gorostiza
05-10-2013 No Comments

Chaos in the study | Jorge Gorostiza

Often the jokes – already are graphical or not-, the cartoons and in general the humor reflects better the royal thing than other representations considered “more serious”. Since it is known, a good comedy, for example of Ernst Lubitsch or Billy Wilder, it is “more political” than a movie of some filmmaker sympathetic on a cinema belonging to a more “awkward […]

Form and function in the cinema and the architecture | Jorge Gorostiza
05-09-2013 No Comments

Form and function in the cinema and the architecture | Jorge Gorostiza

Evidently it is not possible to treat such a complex topic, as the terms of reference in the title of this entry, in an entry – it costs the redundancy – with a limited space. I have never believed that the architecture and the cinema could be included in the “art”, something that seems to me to be in addition […]

Architect of castles | Jorge Gorostiza
05-08-2013 No Comments

Architect of castles | Jorge Gorostiza

In a copy of 1949 of the Journal of the British Kinematograph Society magazine I have found the advertisement of Kodak that I attach here to the side. His text is curious and says the following thing: “From the plane to the model, from the model to the structure to royal, like that size there grows this “castle of dream”, […]

Star Trek and Norman Foster | Jorge Gorostiza
05-05-2013 No Comments

Star Trek and Norman Foster | Jorge Gorostiza

A few months ago I wrote an entry on the cartel of the Los últimos días movie in that was appearing the Agbar Tower by Jean Nouvel and enough before I published another entry on the persistence of the Gherkin Building  in the alternative reality where La brújula dorada. Now looking held up one of caterls of Star Trek into Darkness, I have […]