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Four Shorts on Architecture

Short Film (Full Length) – 1975

G
Anyone
If a building doesn’t work for people it’ll never transcend the sum of its parts.
– From the narration
To my mind, the Futuna Chapel is one of the great small buildings in the world.
– A review of John Scott's Futuna Chapel in Wellington
Like Christchurch itself it’s very formal and a bit dull.
– A review of Christchurch Town Hall
Into the increasing grey mediocrity of city building swoops a saviour - Architect Man, A politician, a speculator and a bureaucrat converge on him in an attempt to cut him off; Will Architect Man sell out?
– original synopsis for the film
In Godzone, jewel of the South Pacific, all is not well. The dreaded grey peril mediocrity is sweeping the land. In the capital, mediocrity’s promoters — politician, bureaucrat and speculator — congratulate one another on their success.
– From the opening animation

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