The Films of Charles & Ray Eames, Volume 1
Charles Eames/ Ray Eames
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Genre: Artist film
Year: 1968/ 1989
Length: 46 min
TV System: NTSC
Code: Region Code 1
Label: Microcinema International
POWERS OF TEN takes us on an adventure in magnitudes. Starting at a picnic by the lakeside in Chicago, this famous film transports us to the outer edges of the universe. Every ten seconds we view the starting point from ten times farther out until our own galaxy is visible only as a speck of light among many others.
Returning to Earth with breathtaking speed, we move inward- into the hand of the sleeping picnicker- with ten times more magnification every ten seconds. Our journey ends inside a proton of a carbon atom within a DNA molecule in a white blood cell. This DVD also includes the original version of POWERS OF TEN, produced in 1968, entitled A Rough Sketch for a Proposed Film Dealing with the Powers of Ten and the Relative Size of Things in the Universe, a remarkable film in its own right.
901: AFTER 45 YEARS OF WORKING
901 is a powerful record of the Eameses' famed design space at 901 Washington Blvd. in Venice, California. It was here that the groundbreaking design team developed furniture, made films, created architecture, produced exhibitions and much more- work that continues to shape our world and the way we see it. The film also chronicles the process of closing the workshop of 45 years after Ray Eames' death.
As the musical tower developed by Charles and Ray plays its cascade of music, the camera roams, using the office itself as a prism through which viewers can observe their lives and work. The film offers viewers a last chance to visit the shop and celebrate its joyous texture and aesthetic. 901 is a wonderful complement to the Eames films and a whirlwind introduction to the Eames legacy.
Introduction Narrated by Gregory Peck