Eames: The Architect & The Painter

Synopsis: The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames were America's most influential and important industrial designers. Admired for their creations and fascinating as individuals, they have risen to iconic status in American culture. 'Eames: The Architect & The Painter' draws from a treasure trove of archival material, as well as new interviews with friends, colleague, and experts to capture the personal story of Charles and Ray while placing them firmly in the context of their fascinating times.
Actors: Charles Eames, Ray Eames, James Franco, Jeannine Oppewall
Production: First Run Features
 
IMDB:
7.2
Metacritic:
63
Rotten Tomatoes:
88%
NOT RATED
Year:
2011
85 min
$147,591
Website
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CHARLES EAMES:
An artist is

a title that you earn.

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And it's a little embarrassing

to hear

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people refer to themselves

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as artists.

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It's like referring to

themselves as a genius.

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MAN:
This was a man who was

a Merlin of curiosity.

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He was driven by his curiosity.

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MAN:
We weren't sure

quite what he was.

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Was he an architect?

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Was he a designer?

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Was he a filmmaker?

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But what he was, obviously,

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was something

we all wanted to be.

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RAY EAMES:
I had been trained

as a painter,

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but when we were working

on furniture,

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and again in film,

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it never seemed like leaving

painting in any way,

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because it was

just another form.

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WOMAN:
She made paintings out of

what she was surrounded by.

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Everything she touched, she

turned into something magical.

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MAN:
Everything that they did

in design, she saw as

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an extension of her painting.

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And everything they did in

design, he saw as an extension

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of his architecture.

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For them, these names like

painter and architect,

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they weren't job descriptions.

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They were ways of looking

at the world.

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WOMAN:
They were

introducing people

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to look at the world

differently.

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Life was fun, was work, was fun,

was life.

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WOMAN:
People would say

it was childlike behavior,

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but what's wrong with that?

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The Eameses have put

all this joy back in life.

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You know that modernism,

let's face it,

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was getting boring.

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MAN:
Had they just designed

the furniture,

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they'd be in the pantheon.

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It's the multifaceted nature

of the career

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that is extraordinary.

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They give shape to America's

20th century.

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MAN:
I came from

an architectural office

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where there were individual

tables with a conference room,

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and there was carpet

on the floor.

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There were lights.

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We had drafting tables,

and all the equipment

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that you needed,

et cetera, et cetera.

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I walk into Eames Office,

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and it was like walking

into a circus.

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WOMAN:
I walked in the door, and

of course I immediately thought,

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