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  3. Film "The Architect" Satirizes the Profession with Egocentric Protagonist

Film "The Architect" Satirizes the Profession with Egocentric Protagonist

  • 08:00 - 11 December, 2016
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  • Translated by Matthew Valletta
Film "The Architect" Satirizes the Profession with Egocentric Protagonist
Film "The Architect" Satirizes the Profession with Egocentric Protagonist

"The Architect", directed by Jonathan Parker, is a film that moves between drama and comedy. It features a humorous (and some would say believable) satire of architects. In the film an egocentric, and grandiose architect named Miles Moss, played by actor James Frain, works with a couple who wants to build their dream home.

Colin and Drew, played by Eric McCormack and Parker Posey, hire Moss, who throughout the movie ends up exhausting their patience as well as their bank accounts. In one of the scenes, Moss complains, "I don’t know why people hire architects, and then tell them what to do," referring to the famous quote from Canadian architect Frank Gehry.

However, the film doesn’t only portray the self-centered side of architects. Moss sometimes takes a break from his ego and shows his more human aspects, for example when he says: "As an architect, I have the job of transforming hopes and dreams into wood, glass, steel, and concrete." 

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Cite: Baratto, Romullo. "Film "The Architect" Satirizes the Profession with Egocentric Protagonist" [Filme "O Arquiteto"satiriza a profissão com protagonista egocêntrico] 11 Dec 2016. ArchDaily. (Trans. Valletta, Matthew) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/800900/film-the-architect-satirizes-the-profession-with-egocentric-protagonist/> ISSN 0719-8884
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