Jorge Gorostiza

The ministries of 1984 | Jorge Gorostiza
09-11-2018 No Comments

The ministries of 1984 | Jorge Gorostiza

Studying the cities and armored buildings against the aerial bombings, I remembered the design with a warhead shape made by Terence Verity,, the scenographer of the movie 1984 (Michael Anderson, 1956), for the London ministries, which George Orwell describes in his novel: “The Ministry of Truth: it was different, to an astonishing extent, from any other object that came to view.” […]

Spaces in the emptiness | Jorge Gorostiza
17-08-2018 No Comments

Spaces in the emptiness | Jorge Gorostiza

A spaceship of the airline Bread Am (Bread American World Airways) crosses the terrestrial orbit, transports only a passenger and is sleeping, in the support of the seat that has ahead there is a flushed screen, similar to those who have the current planes, is the Doctor Heywood Floyd and course goes to the Space Station V. What can turns […]

Jacinto Esteva, filmmaker and architect | Jorge Gorostiza
22-06-2018 No Comments

Jacinto Esteva, filmmaker and architect | Jorge Gorostiza

Sometimes in the department store of provinces unsuspected findings take place. It does very little visiting increasingly limited section of videoes of one of them, I found a jewel buried between enormous boxes of popular series, the edition that they have done the Film library of Catalonia and Cameo with Jacinto Esteva‘s work. A really very elegant, exquisite edition – […]

The death of the cinema and the architecture | Jorge Gorostiza
13-04-2018 No Comments

The death of the cinema and the architecture | Jorge Gorostiza

After expiring more than one century, the cinema, the seventh art called and more young woman of all of them, the most ancient has been related by other six, between them the Architecture, possibly. Relations that enough times have been analyzed and from diverse points of view, though always new someone arises, for example, might propose impertinent studies him as: the […]

The first cinematographic women architects | Jorge Gorostiza
05-01-2018 No Comments

The first cinematographic women architects | Jorge Gorostiza

In the previous post he was speaking about the first cinematographic set designers. In these days I am updating the list of the movies in which there appears a personage who appears to be an architect, one of the topics of my book The supposed image, which movies is gathered in one of the first income from my blog, and […]

The first women art director | Jorge Gorostiza
08-12-2017 No Comments

The first women art director | Jorge Gorostiza

The investigator Mexican Elisa Lozano, whom already I mentioned immediately after the publication of his fundamental book on Manuel Fontanals, has said to me does so that there is finishing his work about Lucero Isaac,, the first cinematographic Mexican art director. The certain thing is that in the area of the scenery for the cinema the same thing has happened that […]

Susanne Bier, woman architect | Jorge Gorostiza
10-11-2017 No Comments

Susanne Bier, woman architect | Jorge Gorostiza

In the book Talking Movies: Contemporary World Filmmakers in Interview, it was written by Jason Wood in 2006, there is an interview with Susanne Bier in the one that counts that first he studied compared religions and later architecture and «I was interested very much in elements in the line of the movies, as the design of sets. Then I was […]

Fritz Lang and New York | Jorge Gorostiza
27-10-2017 No Comments

Fritz Lang and New York | Jorge Gorostiza

On Sunday, the 12th of October, 1924, the Deutschland German transatlantic moored in a wharf of the West Side of Manhattan, between his passengers they were the Erich Mendelsohn architect and the filmmakers Erich Pommer and Fritz Lang, , apparently, it annotated the latter in his diary that it had seen «a street, illuminated, as if it was by day, for neons, all of them aggressive, […]

Images of the city. Transformations in the time | Jorge Gorostiza
14-07-2017 No Comments

Images of the city. Transformations in the time | Jorge Gorostiza

The cities, in spite of all his blemishes and disadvantages, are the most original, creation notable and typical of the human beings. It does not fit the minor doubt that today the life of our species on this planet might not understand without these built-up environments where we develop our lives. The populations are like the alive organisms: they are […]

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 2 Comments

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 […]