Tag: cineastas

Interiors that act | Jorge Gorostiza
28-06-2019 No Comments

Interiors that act | Jorge Gorostiza

A few months ago, preparing a lecture that I was going to give at the School of Architecture of Valladolid, invited by GIRAC, I was looking for more information about Albert Bela Viragh, a scenographer I had already written about, and I found an advertisement for the movie Empty Ams directed by Frank Reicher, published in several American film magazines […]

Trauner, a matchbox | Jorge Gorostiza
03-05-2019 No Comments

Trauner, a matchbox | Jorge Gorostiza

Undoubtedly, Alexandre Trauner was one of the best film set designers in history. In 1987, an exhibition with his drawings was organized at the Dau al Set Gallery in Barcelona, while the first edition of the Barcelona Film Festival was held. The La Vanguardia newspaper published an interview with the teacher, signed by Felix Flores, which reproduces some of the topics that […]

An architect woman at Disney | Jorge Gorostiza
05-04-2019 No Comments

An architect woman at Disney | Jorge Gorostiza

In an issue of the Glamor of Hollywood magazine of 1941, an article entitled «Girls at work for disney», was published, with the subtitle «The great cartonist opens up new careers for talented girls in his Hollywood studio».  This article begins by explaining: «Until a few months ago the work of animating characters in the Walt Disney studios was purely […]

Dictators and the cinema | Jorge Gorostiza
15-02-2019 No Comments

Dictators and the cinema | Jorge Gorostiza

A few weeks ago at a dinner, a friend said that despite everything that interests us and likes the cinema, we should not forget that almost all dictators had also been very fond of the seventh art; She mentioned Hitler, Mussolini and Franco, I added Stalin, without remembering then the movie El círculo del poder. Directed by Andréi Mijalkov Konchalovski […]

e n g a w a # 23
15-01-2019 No Comments

e n g a w a # 23

Entropy is described by physics as a magnitude that measures the degree of disorder of a system. The image suggested by La Ampliadora for this issue of the magazine may evoke high entropy. An ordered system only supports one possible configuration, so there is more chance that a system is messy. If we make the analogy with the cover container, […]

Concentration camp architects | Jorge Gorostiza
11-01-2019 No Comments

Concentration camp architects | Jorge Gorostiza

Today, when racism grows, supported by groups and political parties that take advantage of hatred to gain supporters and votes, today it is fundamental to remember what happened and nobody could believe that it was happening, because it could not be conceived that educated people, belonging to a advanced country, cultured and European, nor any human being, was able to […]

The Ingmar Bergman Archives
09-08-2018 No Comments

The Ingmar Bergman Archives

Since his release of The Seventh Seal and Wild Strawberries in 1957, Ingmar Bergman has been one of the leading figures in international cinema. In a career that spanned 60 years, he wrote, produced, and directed 50 films that defined how we see ourselves and how we interact with the people we love, through works like Persona, Scenes from a Marriage, and Fanny and Alexander. Before his death in 2007, Bergman […]

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 – […]

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 […]

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; […]

Otto e mezzo | Elías Cueto
29-01-2016 2 Comments

Otto e mezzo | Elías Cueto

In the hedonistic and decadent context of a nineteenth-century resort stand out a series of original seats. Vacation chairs of white color from which the prominent figures, impeccably dresses, submit to the good life and are left to see proud with all his miseries and hysterias. Seemingly autobiographical, Fellini’s movie peels the problems of identity, insecurity and creative crisis across […]

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 […]

Saul Bass: Famous title sequences from Preminger to Scorsese
15-12-2015 No Comments

Saul Bass: Famous title sequences from Preminger to Scorsese

Some of the most remarkable opening titles designed by Saul Bass, sometimes in collaboration with his wife Elaine Bass. From “The Man with the Golden Arm” (1955) to “Casino” (1995), this video represents a substantial part of his creative legacy in chronological order. Saul Bass was an American graphic designer and Academy Award winning filmmaker, best known for his design […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Group us all | Jorge Gorostiza
25-08-2012 One Comment

Group us all | Jorge Gorostiza

It is probable that many young persons do not know to what there refers the title of this entry of the blog, for others it will mean very much, so much of hope, since of lost illusions. Evidently it is the beginning of a strophe of a Spanish translation of La Internacional, the revolutionary excellent melody of last century. Though at […]

Bigas Luna. The architecture like dead matter | Jorge Gorostiza
24-08-2012 2 Comments

Bigas Luna. The architecture like dead matter | Jorge Gorostiza

Accidentally I have been reading 3 paellas con Bigas Luna, a book written by Lucas Soler, published ten years ago for already eliminated Mostra of Valencia immediately after an honoring honoring that they did to the director. The relation of this filmmaker with the Architecture began a lot of time ago, even before being a filmmaker, when it was devoting […]

Abbas Kiarostami. Architects y Moviemaker | Jorge Gorostiza
23-08-2012 One Comment

Abbas Kiarostami. Architects y Moviemaker | Jorge Gorostiza

In the series of texts that I have named Architects and Filmmakers, and that relate the accomplishment of a movie to a building, I have been publishing some of the directors, as Ingmar Bergman, Walerian Borowcyk, René Clair, John Ford, Amos Gitai, Peter Greenaway, Raúl Ruiz and Dziga Vertov; of an actress, Viola Dana f an investigator, Sigfried Giedion. A […]

Raúl Ruiz. Architects and Filmmakers | Jorge Gorostiza
12-06-2012 No Comments

Raúl Ruiz. Architects and Filmmakers | Jorge Gorostiza

In the series of texts that I have named Architects and Filmmakers, and that relate the accomplishment of a movie to a building, I have been publishing some of the directors, as Ingmar Bergman, Walerian Borowcyk, René Clair, John Ford, Amos Gitai, Peter Greenaway and Dziga Vertov; of an actress, Viola Dana and of an investigator, Sigfried Giedion. The second number […]

Peter Greenaway (II). Architects and Filmmakers | Jorge Gorostiza
12-05-2012 No Comments

Peter Greenaway (II). Architects and Filmmakers | Jorge Gorostiza

In the series of texts that I have named Architects and Filmmakers, who relate both professions, I have been publishing some of the directors, as Ingmar Bergman, Walerian Borowcyk, René Clair, John Ford, Amos Gitai and Raúl Ruiz, Dziga Vertov; of an actress, Viola Dana an investigator, Sigfried Giedion, as well as I published in his moment one writing by Peter […]

Peter Greenaway (I). Architects and Filmmakers | Jorge Gorostiza
12-04-2012 One Comment

Peter Greenaway (I). Architects and Filmmakers | Jorge Gorostiza

In the series of texts that have designated Architects and Film-makers and that relate the realisation of a film with the construction of a building, have gone publishing some of directors, as Ingmar Bergman, Walerian Borowcyk, René Clair, John Ford, Amos Gitai and Dziga Vertov; of an actress, Viola Dana and of some researchers, Sigfried Giedion. It does little I met […]

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 […]