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Documentary on Julius Shulman, world’s greatest

Julius Shulman was, as many experts agree, the world’s greatest architectural photographer. Narrated by Dustin Hoffman, VISUAL ACOUSTICS celebrates the life and career of this brilliant artist and highlights not only the iconic images that made the man, but the magnetic character behind those images. Shulman, who passed away this year, captured the work of virtually every modern architect since the 1930s, including Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, John Lautner and Frank Gehry. His work epitomized the singular beauty of Southern California’s modernist movement and ushered modern architecture into the American mainstream. This fascinating portrait is a testament both to the evolution of modern architecture and to the joyful, whip-smart gentleman who captured its indelible images. Taking its aesthetic cues from Shulman's own sensual and nuanced photography, the narrative of director Eric Bricker’s film is built from a blend of Shulman's own images as well as in depth interviews with architect Frank Gehry, designer Tom Ford, artist Ed Ruscha, actress Kelly Lynch, writer Mitch Glazer, publisher Benedikt Taschen, Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Dante Spinotti, and a host of others.

VISUAL ACOUSTICS won the Mercedes-Benz Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, the Audience Award at the Austin Film Festival, the Grand Jury Prize at the Lone Star International Film Festival and Outstanding Achievement in Documentary Filmmaking from the Newport Beach Film Festival.

“There are two audiences for Eric Bricker’s “Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman.” The first is people with an abiding interest in architecture, photography, art, design and historical Southern California. The other is anyone who wants to see a really terrific, intensely focused documentary on a fascinating personality.” – Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter

The film’s running time is 84 minutes; it is not rated.

Official Website: http://www.juliusshulmanfilm.com/

Added by landmark on October 19, 2009

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