From: Gene Youngblood (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Apr 03 2009 - 18:15:52 PDT
Doug Hall's "Storm and Stress," at VDB, has a powerful steel mill sequence.
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From: "Madison Brookshire" <email suppressed>
To: <email suppressed>
Sent: Friday, April 03, 2009 7:03 PM
Subject: Re: Steel Films
> Just writing in to second the recommendation of Richard Serra's films.
> Railroad Turnbridge is great. It's a sort of structuralist love-song
> to steel bridge-building.
> Also, Steelworks is an explicitly political documentary Serra made
> about a steel mill in Germany. I haven't seen it, but it's highly
> praised by people I respect.
> Although it's more tangential than what's been mentioned so far, I'd
> recommend Bregtje van der Haak's Philip Johnson: Two of a Kind. This
> very cutting documentary brilliantly explores and explodes the
> politics of building and the power of architects. It reveals the
> potentially darker side of modernist steel and glass architecture that
> is commonly thought to be uniformly utopian. You also get to watch Dan
> Graham call Philip Johnson a vampire. It's not a movie about steel
> mills, but it is a movie about the kind of world that steel made
> possible. (best seen inside Dan Graham's Three Linked Cubes, Interior
> Design for Showing Videos:
> http://www.medienkunstnetz.de/works/three-linked-cubes/images/2/ )
> I'm not sure if it's been released yet, but James Benning's
> incredible, new video also has long segments involving steel mills.
> Madison Brookshire
> Los Angeles
> On Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 3:49 PM, malgosia askanas <email suppressed> wrote:
>> Nobody mentioned The Deerhunter? All right, here it is.
>> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.
> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.