December 19, 2011

EAMES MOVIE TONIGHT

The new documentary film, Charles & Ray Eames: the Architect and the painter, premieres tonight n PBS "American Masters presents the first film made about America’s most important and influential designers, Charles and Ray Eames, since their deaths in 1978 and 1988, respectively — and the only film that explores the link between their artistic collaboration and sometimes tortured marriage. Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey’s definitive documentary delves into the private world the Eameses created in their Renaissance-style, Venice Beach, California studio, where design history was born. Narrated by James Franco, Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter premieres nationally Monday, December 19 from 10-11:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on PBS (check local listings) as the 25th anniversary season finale of American Masters." Looking for more Eames? Neflix has the full series of short films by Charles & Ray Eames for rent (including Powers of Ten/1977). Also, be sure to check Spy Vibe's holiday give-away prizes and current auction (see previous posts). Winners will be chosen on Dec 24th!



3 comments:

  1. Thanks for the heads-up. I'll be watching.

    J Kraus

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  2. How was it? Spy Vibers, I'd love to hear your reviews :)

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  3. I was hoping for a bit more information and background on the output of the Eames Office. It would have been nice to uncover some new info on how the many chairs were developed into their final forms. They seemed to glide right over the Lounge Chair, the Aluminum Group and Time-Life chairs.

    I would imagine the general public would be intrigued by the fact, for instance, that Bobby Fischer required that event organizers provide him a Time-Life chair for his 1972 chess match in Reykjavik against Boris Spassky. Upon seeing Fischer's, Boris also demanded one.


    J Kraus

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