Buckminster Fuller: Thinking Out Loud

    • Karen Goodman, Kirk Simon
    • United States
    • 1996
    • 90 min
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    In R. Buckminster Fuller's bizarre universe cars have three wheels and houses are not built by bricklayers but are delivered by spaceships. Bucky, who would have been 100 years old in 1995, was an American inventor, philosopher, poet and visionary. Insofar as people have ever heard of him, most of them know him as an innovator in the field of land surveying: he was the inventor of the geodetic turret. In this cinematographic biography filmmakers Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon have for the first time portrayed Buckminster Fuller's colourful and eventful life in all its facets. They also introduce friends and colleagues, like composer John Cage, director Arthur Penn and choreographer Merce Cunningham.

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    • 90 min
    • color / black and white
    • 16mm
    Director
    Karen Goodman, Kirk Simon
    Production
    Kirk Simon for Simon & Goodman Picture Company, Karen Goodman
    Cinematography
    Buddy Squires, Terry Hopkins
    Editing
    Sara Fishko
    Music
    Brian Keane
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