How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?

How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?
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How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?
United Kingdom, 2010, 78 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Spain
Topics: Art/Architecture/Film, Biopic, Documentary
Program: True Stories
Language: English

This terrific-looking globe-trotting documentary traces the career of prolific English architect Norman Foster from his humble origins to the top of his profession, visits some of his most iconic structures, and explores how the “Mozart of Modernism” has been influenced by the world of art and how he incorporates art into his designs. Alternating soaring, sensuous aerial and interior cinematography of landmark projects (including the Hearst Tower in NYC, the Faber and Dumas offices in Ipswich, England, the Millau Viaduct in Gorges du Tarn, France, the HSBC headquarters in Hong Kong, the reconstruction of the Reichstag in Berlin, the Great Court of London’s British Museum and Terminal 3 of the Beijing airport, the largest building on the planet), expert talking heads commentary, and interviews with the man himself, the film outlines the major turning points in Foster’s life.

Although he has won more than 500 awards and citations for excellence (including a knighthood and life peerage in his native land), the now 75-year-old Foster comes across as both generous and modest. His private life is barely touched on, but his passion for drawing, flying and athletics is made viscerally clear.

DIRECTOR: Carlos Carcas, Norberto López Amado
Producer: Elena Ochoa
Editor: Paco Cozar
Screenwriter: Deyan Sudjic
Cinematographer: Valentín Álvarez
Music: Joan Valent
Principal Cast: With: Norman Foster, Tony Hunt, George Weidenfeld, Richard Rogers, Bono, Deyan Sudjic
Filmography: Norberto López Amado: They’re Watching Us (2002)
Carlos Carcas: Old Man Bebo (2008)
Print Source: Latido Films -

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