Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Director: Heinz Emigholz
Genres: Indie & Art House, Documentary
Heinz Emigholz, the premiere purveyor of architectural oddities (D Annunzio s Cave; Goff in the Desert), offers a stunning portrait of urban Los Angeles through the houses of Austrian-American architect Rudolph Schindler. ... more »
Brent L | Los Angeles | 04/25/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"do not buy this. it is a sham. a high school kid could do better with a mid range video camera. this is not a documentary. no naration. no story - at least on the main video. i could not bring myself to watch the bonus features. the only good news is since there is no narration, you can speed through this horrible waste of time.
it consists of still (tripod) shots with a video cam, with background sound like birds and cars etc, of schindlers projects with access that any one could see from the street.
i am going to return it if amazon will take it.
i am amazed that amazon would put such a bad DVD up for sale."
Understand what the maker is trying to do
Jeremy Hunter | Los Angeles, CA | 10/30/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm writing thing because of the first review. I saw this film at the UCLA Hammer Museum when Heinz Emigholz was in town for a visit. I quite enjoyed it. However, the way its made needs a bit of explanation--its certainly not a typical documentary with narration and such, if you're wanting that, then look elsewhere. A perennial challenge with making films about architecture is capturing on film what its like to be in the space. This is what Emigholz is trying to do. He wants to give you a sense of encountering the building with a kind of experiential bareness. And so the film is a series of "captures" of being in the presence of the building and allowing you to experience it for yourself. Its best viewed on a large screen. The key here is what these images bring up in you."