The Dream of Perfection
Dir. John Weiley
THE DREAM OF PERFECTION is as extraordinary as its provocative subject matter, the dramatic story of the building of the Sydney Opera House, culminating in Utzons departure from the project. Director John Weiley was commissioned in 1968 to make the documentary Autopsy on a Dream by then BBC2 controller David Attenborough, and following its only screening on the BBC, it was destroyed literally chopped to pieces on the chopping block. Miraculously, a mute print of Autopsy on a Dream was rediscovered in a BBC vault this year, and has now been restored with sound saved by John Weiley, and with a new prologue. The film features interviews with David Attenborough, Jan Utzon, Lin Utzon, and Richard Neville.
Touch The Earth Lightly: Murcutt
Dir. Peter Hyatt/hyattgallery
The early phase of Glenn Murcutt’s stellar career is captured by documentary-maker
and architectural photographer/writer Peter Hyatt.
The program covers Murcutt's battles with councils, standout work and overview by major commentators.
Through adversity he triumphs, winning the Alvar Aalto medal in 1992.
It includes his childhood in Papua New Guinea, the Marie Short/Glenn Murcutt Kempsey Farmhouse, Mt.Wilson House, Ken Done House, Binji Point House NSW, Raheen Melbourne and Yirrkala NT.
His philosophy of touching the earth lightly provides an environmental reference well before it became commonplace.
Spirit of Place - Glenn Murcutt,
directed by Catherine Hunter