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Great Expectations, A Journey through the History of Visionary Architecture [DVD]


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  • Actors: Le Corbusier, Oscar Niemeyer, Peter Cook, Archigram, Buckminster Fuller
  • Directors: Jesper Wachtmeister
  • Format: Dolby, PAL
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Quantum Leap Group
  • DVD Release Date: 22 Feb. 2010
  • Run Time: 52 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002WOYRPQ
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 72,877 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Swedish-made documentary looking at the grand architectural visions of our time and telling the story of their inception and creation.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Calvin Jones on 15 Mar. 2012
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If you have ever walked through a British city you will no doubt have occasionally wondered; what where they thinking when they built that? This is particularly the case for some grand post-war pieces of concrete architecture.

Great Expectations provides something of an answer to that question and suggests to the viewer a broader question, namely, what is the role of Architect?

From Rudolph Steiner and the physical manifestation of spiritual modes of thinking to the Communist city planners of Brasilia engineering equality or the numerous attempts of building designers to alter society by altering it's built environment. Daft ideas, dangerous ideas, inspirational ideas. If you are interested in social change, if you look sideways at the world around us and at the environmental afflictions created by our cities then this DVD will be of interest. Even better, the soundtrack, minimal narration, fascinating interviews and broad stretch of time covered make this a most fascinating documentary. If only it was a short series or a feature length documentary i would have given it five stars, 50 minutes just left me wanting more.
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By R. DONALD on 1 April 2014
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A good collection of brief but well selected films on some of the many ideas, wild and rational.
A useful series of images of many 20th Century visionary concepts.
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By Stuart on 16 Mar. 2015
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The film lacks depth, leaving the viewer with very little sense of having found out seomthing one didn't already know.
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