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Alexander Calder

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Alexander CalderEnglish (original)Wo gibt's den Film?
Alexander Calder, an American Masters special, is the first definitive portrait of the inventor of the mobile, a co-production of American Masters and Florentine Films/ Sherman Pictures LLC. The one-hour PBS program shows Calder at work in his studio, and features never before seen archival films and photographs. It includes contemporary shooting of dozens of works, seen as Calder meant them to be viewed, in dynamic motion. Interviews include: Arthur Miller, Ellsworth Kelly, I.M. Pei, Brendan Gill, Marla Prather, David Ross, Calder´s daughters and grandson, Sandy Rower and others. The film received rave reviews including "Pick-of-the-Week" in People and an ´A´ in Entertainment Weekly. Sherman made an appearance on Charlie Rose, who called the film "an extraordinary American masterpiece." Legendary agent Robby Lantz said it was "a masterful movie portrait," and Susan Lacy, executive producer of American Masters, described it simply as "the best artist portrait I´ve ever seen."
World Premiere at the Whitney Museum of American Art; Screened at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
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American Culture
Runtime (in min.):60
Year Of Production:1998
World Premiere: Whitney Museum of American Art, USA
People featured in the FilmTypeComment
Arthur Millerinterviewee 
Ellsworth Kellyinterviewee 
I. M. Peiinterviewee 
Brendan Gillinterviewee 
Marla Pratherinterviewee 
David Rossinterviewee 
Sandy Rowerinterviewee 
Festivals & Award CeremonyYearStatusAward
Emmy Awardswon
Peabody AwardswonPeabody Award
CINE Golden Eagle AwardwonGolden Eagle Award
Companies & Organizations
Production Company:

Florentine Films

Sherman Picture LLC


Roger Sherman

Art; American Culture; Architecture; Invention; Motion; Biography
Portraits & Biographies, Culture : Art, Literature, Music, Film, Scientists & Inventors, Art, Photography & Museums, Artists, Architecture & Buildings, Science, Research & Inventions, Discoveries, Expeditions & Inventions, Scientists & Inventions