Adrienne Clarkson Presents
Adrienne Clarkson Presents Showtime Original Airdate : 1994-03-22
Popular journalist Adrienne Clarkson took the reins of her own arts and entertainment show in 1988. Debuting as Adrienne Clarkson's Summer Festival, it was picked up as a prime time series that fall, and lasted 10 years. Hour-long documentaries saw Clarkson report from the set of The English Patient and on the ice with figure skating pair Isabelle Brasseur and Lloyd Eisler. Clarkson drew out the creative secrets and inspirations of leading artists, filmmakers, writers, dancers and actors, among them Norman Jewison, choral conductor Elmer Iseler, Michel Tremblay and Diana Krall.
A profile of Canadian architect Frank Gehry.
Adrienne interviews Gehry in Montreal, he discusses his love of hockey; his furniture, which is named after elements of the game of hockey; growing up Jewish in Timmins; re-modeling his own house; the reasons behind some of his work; and the fact that he has never designed a building in Canada.
Then, the interview moves to Prague where Gehry describes the Rasin Embankment Office Building, using his model to illustrate. Throughout the segment Gehry is seen instructing an architecture class; playing hockey; conversing with Milton Wexler.
Also, a look at Gehry's furniture and structures, the Edgemar Project; the New York Bagel Company in Los Angeles; Santa Monica Place; Norton Residence, Venice, California; Loyola Law School, Los Angeles; the Chiat/Day Building, Venice, California; Alameda Project, Mexico City; Frank Gehry residence, Santa Monica; Schnabel residence, Los Angeles; Winton Guest House, Wayzate, Minnesota; Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles; University of Toledo Art School, Toledo, Ohio; Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Also commenting are Adele Freedman, architecture critic; Claes Oldenburg, pop artist; David Childs, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill; Milton Wexler.
Posted on Oct 5, 2011 8:00:00 AM