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Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

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Movie Review: Objectified

Objectified – Documentary – Released March 2009

Movie Description: Discover how manufactured objects that surround us such as cars, phones and chairs influence our daily lives with this revealing documentary, which features top industrial designers discussing their creative processes and professional objectives. Director Gary Hustwit (Helvetica) explores not only how objects get made, but also why they make us feel the way they do and how they can make our world better.

Review: Objectified is a movie worth watching whether you are a designer or just like design. The interviews with renowned designers are insightful and intriguing and keep you invested in the film all the way to the end. I recommend renting and then possibly buying.


Cast/ Designers:
Paola Antonelli (Museum of Modern Art, New York)
Chris Bangle (BMW Group, Munich)
Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec (Paris)
Andrew Blauvelt (Walker Art Center, Minneapolis)
Tim Brown (IDEO)
Anthony Dunne (London)
Dan Formosa (Smart Design)
Naoto Fukasawa (Tokyo)
Jonathan Ive (Apple, California)
Hella Jongerius (Rotterdam)
David Kelley (IDEO)
Bill Moggridge (IDEO)
Marc Newson (London/Paris)
Fiona Raby (London)
Dieter Rams (Kronberg, Germany)
Karim Rashid (New York)
Alice Rawsthorn (International Herald Tribune)
Davin Stowell (Smart Design)
Jane Fulton Suri (IDEO)
Rob Walker (New York Times Magazine)

Movie Website: http://www.objectifiedfilm.com/
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1241325/
Netflix: http://www.netflix.com/Movie/Objectified/70114976?trkid=226870
To Buy on Amazon: Objectified for $19.99

Movie Review: My Father, The Genius

I don’t know if many people have heard of this movie or the architect it is about. The film is intriguing, quarky, unique and overall entertaining. It has also recieved a number of awards such as: Best Editing and Best Documentary at the Slamdance Film Festival. The film is about Glen Howard Small an architect that has accomplished quite a bit and has not been recognized for it. You will get to follow his story filmed by his daughter Lucia Small, who began this journey because her father placed in his will that she is responsible for writing his biography. The idea of writing a biography didn’t appeal to Lucia. So, she sat out to create a documentary about his successes and failures in his career and personal life.

Glen had and has some ideas that are out there from starting an architecture school, Southern California Institute of Architecture, to the Biomorphic Biosphere Megastructure. Glen is an unique individual that I think was born a bit to early because some of his idea could be created and accepted today. Anyways you can see this movie on Netflix, were I watched it, rent it at your local Indy movie rental place, or buy it at Small Angst Films.

Trailer is below: