Jorge Gorostiza

Dziga Vertov. Architects y Moviemaker | Jorge Gorostiza
23-12-2011 213 Comments

Dziga Vertov. Architects y Moviemaker | Jorge Gorostiza

In previous income I have been assembling texts in which the accomplishment of a movie was compared with the construction of a building. Writings of the directors Ingmar Bergman, Walerian Borowczyk, René Clair, John Ford and Amos Gitai; an actress, Viola Dana, and a historian, Sigfried Giedion. Now I include in this “series” a fragment of a manifest written by David […]

Valerian Borowczyk. Architects y Moviemaker | Jorge Gorostiza
21-10-2011 One Comment

Valerian Borowczyk. Architects y Moviemaker | Jorge Gorostiza

Continuing with the series of texts on the similarities between the filming of a movie and the construction of a building, now I mention the director Walerian Borowczyk, today practically forgotten, but of that I remember his marvellous movie Blanche, before in the eighties it was very known by his erotic movies in that I was interested less than before mentioned, though […]

John Ford. Architects y Moviemaker | Jorge Gorostiza
07-10-2011 4 Comments

John Ford. Architects y Moviemaker | Jorge Gorostiza

In this series on the relations between constructing a building and rolling a movie that I have titled Arquitectos and filmmakers, after having assembled texts of other directors, as René Clair, Amos Gitai and Ingmar Bergman, now there touches the shift the great John Ford who, when they were asking him if it was improvising in the set, was affirming […]

Ingmar Bergman. Architects y Moviemaker | Jorge Gorostiza
23-09-2011 No Comments

Ingmar Bergman. Architects y Moviemaker | Jorge Gorostiza

Sometimes a topic is appearing and is repeating itself for random and it is what has happened in this blog with texts that relate the filming of a movie to the construction of a building, something that I have subtitled -do not be if with success- «Architects and filmmakers» y en el que han aparecido personas tan diferentes entre sí […]

Viola Dana. Architects y Moviemaker | Jorge Gorostiza
23-09-2011 No Comments

Viola Dana. Architects y Moviemaker | Jorge Gorostiza

In previous income I have been copying different texts on the relation between doing a movie and constructing a building. The previous phrases have belong to a historian:  Sigfried Giedion, nd two directors: René Clair y Amos Gitai. Now I have found other one of an actress, in this case an interpreter of the mute cinema, Viola Dana, with an interesting […]

Amos Gitai. Architects and filmmakers | Jorge Gorostiza
22-09-2011 26 Comments

Amos Gitai. Architects and filmmakers | Jorge Gorostiza

In two previous income I have published two texts, the first one of René Clair and second one Sigfried Giedion, on the relations between rolling a movie and constructing a building. Another day I found another text in the same sense, this time of the interesting israeli Amos Gitai (in the photography), certainly, son of the architect Munio Weinraub and student of architecture in […]

Sigfried Giedion. Architects y Moviemaker | Jorge Gorostiza
21-09-2011 47 Comments

Sigfried Giedion. Architects y Moviemaker | Jorge Gorostiza

In the previous entrance spoke of a director of cinema, René Clair, that compared to do a film with building a building. In this occasion is a theorist of the architecture, Sigfried Giedion, the one who in his more known book, Space and time in architecture published in 1941, quotes the relation between the cinema and the architecture: «Concerning 1880, […]

René Clair. Architects and Moviimakers | Jorge Gorostiza
20-09-2011 49 Comments

René Clair. Architects and Moviimakers | Jorge Gorostiza

René Clair is a French director in his moment acclaimed and admired, arriving to be member of the French Academy, but that today has been practically forgotten, what extrapolated to the actuality poses how many famous cineastas and current writers will remember  inside some years, by fault to be subjected to the tyranny of the immediate fame. Clair In his films […]

The cinema in 2024, by Griffith | Jorge Gorostiza
16-09-2011 26 Comments

The cinema in 2024, by Griffith | Jorge Gorostiza

I have found an article written by David W. Griffith published in The Film Daily on June 22, 1924, with permission of Collier’s Weekly, titled «The Movies 100 Years From Now». Always it is risked to predict what will happen in the future and rarely, in spite of what some clairvoyants say, is succeeded. In this case it is curious that the filmmaker […]

The first spot | Jorge Gorostiza
08-07-2011 One Comment

The first spot | Jorge Gorostiza

A few months ago I found in the yearbook Motion Picture Studio Directory, edited in EE. UU. in 1921, which might be the first advertisement of an art director, and I write «it might be», because it is the first one that I have found, but there can be previous others. It published it, I suppose that paying it, a […]

The architect and the power. Albert Speer | Jorge Gorostiza
21-05-2011 59 Comments

The architect and the power. Albert Speer | Jorge Gorostiza

Today in Spain it is a day called of reflection because tomorrow the citizens iremos to voting. A historical day because the people have begun to the street to protest for a system that only it allows the massive participation by means of the vote, has not worked (or even it has provoked) this crisis and it has armoured his […]

Paradigmas | Jorge Gorostiza
28-03-2011 1,138 Comments

Paradigmas | Jorge Gorostiza

Sailing along the Network I have found an old page of the Foundation Telefonica where there are all the conferences that gave in the course Projections and Utopias of the Forefront, The development of the architectural modernity I dress across the history of the cinema, between October 9 and November 13, 2007 developed in the headquarters of the Telefonica in […]

The television and the castle of cardboard | Jorge Gorostiza
21-02-2011 76 Comments

The television and the castle of cardboard | Jorge Gorostiza

The father of Jorge bought the device of television very soon, so much that had not even begun the emission in the Islands. The box was enormous, or it seemed to Jorge, and his father with the patience and the skill that always had had, it turned her into a castle of carton that almost it was not fitting in […]

Creators of dreams | Jorge Gorostiza
27-11-2010 25 Comments

Creators of dreams | Jorge Gorostiza

The last number hna, the magazine of the Hermandad Nacional de Arquitectos, has appeared for the first time only in digital format, saving itself the paper. In this number, Claudio M. Nóvoa writes a qualified article «Creators of dreams» (which first page I reproduce here to the side) on the relations between Architecture and Cinema, before making it it ordered me […]

Wim Wenders. If the buildings could speak | Jorge Gorostiza
26-09-2010 One Comment

Wim Wenders. If the buildings could speak | Jorge Gorostiza

Wim Wenders is the director who in the eighties us fascinated to the architects thanks to movies as The sky on Berlin and Paris, Texas, but though I do not know very well which have been the reasons, seems to have fallen down in misfortune in the last years, in spite of notable movies, as The end of the violence, […]