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Wright and Olgivanna began the Taliesin Fellowship, taking on apprentices. Fallingwater brought him new acclaim for its modern principles and materials integrated with the landscape. Usonian houses were high-quality, affordable housing for mass production. In 1937, the Fellowship began annual pilgrimage to Arizaona's Taliesin West. His provocative postwar gas stations, synagogues, and a spiral-ramped Guggenheim Museum, closed out his career.
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A remarkable film of a remarkable life

At my graduation from the University of Wisconsin in 1955, Frank Lloyd Wright received an honorary degree, recognition that was not without controversy. Mr. Wright had said some unkind things about the University...Read complete review

At my graduation from the University of Wisconsin in 1955, Frank Lloyd Wright received an honorary degree, recognition that was not without controversy. Mr. Wright had said some unkind things about the University in the past, and some faculty were opposed to the honor. While in Madison I also attended a service at the Unitarian Church in Shorewood, a Madison suburb, which he had designed, and hear him deliver the "sermon;" as was the custom, the congregation rose to its feet as "Mr. Wright" (as he was always known) entered. No wonder he was controversial. In the years that followed I visited many of his buildings, and was continually amazed by both his talent and his eccentricity. But I knew little about his life; in this respect, the film was a revelation. It seems more a work of fiction than of reality, and yet it actually happened. Even if one doesn't have an abiding interest in architecture, the film offers a great deal to wonder about. A genuinely superlative biography.

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Low quality transfer.

First, the film and content is awesome. This is what turned me into a true FLW fan.

However, the quality of the transfer from film to digital is horrible. The...Read complete review

First, the film and content is awesome. This is what turned me into a true FLW fan.

However, the quality of the transfer from film to digital is horrible. The film appears to be encoded at a very low bit-rate. Many of the scenes are almost blocky or washed out. When you are trying to view FLW's builds and the awesome cinematography it gets very distracting.

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5.0

Excellent film!

By Waylin

from Ontario, Canada

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Comments about PBS Frank Lloyd Wright: A Film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick DVD:

Frank Lloyd Wright is one of my role models and this treatment of his life is both authentic and true. It is the first time he has been portrayed as the irresponsible libertine genius that he really was.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Low quality transfer.

By cowmix

from Phoenix, AZ

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Comments about PBS Frank Lloyd Wright: A Film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick DVD:

First, the film and content is awesome. This is what turned me into a true FLW fan.

However, the quality of the transfer from film to digital is horrible. The film appears to be encoded at a very low bit-rate. Many of the scenes are almost blocky or washed out. When you are trying to view FLW's builds and the awesome cinematography it gets very distracting.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

An incredible story!

By shell53

from Wichita, Kansas

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Comments about PBS Frank Lloyd Wright: A Film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick DVD:

I watched this at the time I was reading Loving Frank. Very enlightening film. It was incredible to see actual film footage of Frank Lloyd Wright, and hear comments from his grandsons. A must see if you are a fan.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love Knowing about Mr Wright!!!

By Karen

from Cleveland

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Comments about PBS Frank Lloyd Wright: A Film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick DVD:

LOve the DVD of Frank Lloyd Wright..... Wonderful! Karen

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A remarkable film of a remarkable life

By Fred

from Greenville, NC

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Comments about PBS Frank Lloyd Wright: A Film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick DVD:

At my graduation from the University of Wisconsin in 1955, Frank Lloyd Wright received an honorary degree, recognition that was not without controversy. Mr. Wright had said some unkind things about the University in the past, and some faculty were opposed to the honor. While in Madison I also attended a service at the Unitarian Church in Shorewood, a Madison suburb, which he had designed, and hear him deliver the "sermon;" as was the custom, the congregation rose to its feet as "Mr. Wright" (as he was always known) entered. No wonder he was controversial. In the years that followed I visited many of his buildings, and was continually amazed by both his talent and his eccentricity. But I knew little about his life; in this respect, the film was a revelation. It seems more a work of fiction than of reality, and yet it actually happened. Even if one doesn't have an abiding interest in architecture, the film offers a great deal to wonder about. A genuinely superlative biography.

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