Plot: What’s it about?
Norman Foster has designed some of the most unique structures in the world, such as New York’s Hearst Building, Berlin’s Reichstag, and London’s Swiss Re Tower. His work is iconic and he is without question one of the most acclaimed architects in the world. In How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster? we’re taken on a journey to learn about not only his creations, but the man behind them. You’ll be given a one of a kind tour of some of Foster’s most remarkable designs, learning the inspiration, execution, and legacy of his work. In addition to insight from Foster himself, the film collects interviews with artists, architects, and other inspired by Foster’s creations. The film also features narration from Deyan Sudjic, who serves as the director of the Design Museum.
Video: How does it look?
How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster? is presented in 1.85:1 widescreen. The film looks good, with a clean transfer that lets the visuals shine through. While a lot of documentaries wouldn’t require such a crisp visual treatment, this one does because there is so much to see and appreciate. The colors are bright and well balanced, while contrast is accurate, so the image never looks washed out or muddy in darker areas. In the end, a rock solid treatment.
Audio: How does it sound?
A clear, consistent soundtrack is provided. The focus is on dialogue, so there isn’t much depth or power, but there doesn’t need to be. The narration sounds great, while the various interviews are also clear and easy to understand. I heard no volume issues either, which is great news. So while not a memorable audio presentation, it handles the need of the material quite well.
Supplements: What are the extras?
This disc includes no bonus materials.