Squaring the Circle - The Story of Hipgnosis

Squaring the Circle: The Story of Hipgnosis

A film by Anton Corbijn. Starts March 14h at the fsk. In English with German subtitles.

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Scourge of manage­ment, record com­pa­nies and album slee­ve prin­ters; Champion of bands, music, gre­at ide­as and high, infu­ria­tingly high stan­dards; Defender of the art over com­mer­ce at all times.” – Nick Mason, Pink Floyd on Hipgnosis

Celebrated pho­to­grapher, crea­ti­ve direc­tor and film­ma­ker Anton Corbijn’s first fea­ture docu­men­ta­ry SQUARING THE CIRCLE (THE STORY OF HIPGNOSIS) tells the sto­ry of Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey “Po” Powell, the crea­ti­ve geni­u­ses behind the ico­nic album art design stu­dio, Hipgnosis, respon­si­ble for some of the most reco­gnizable album covers of all time. They for­med Hipgnosis in Cambridge during the fer­ment of the six­ties and beca­me rock royal­ty during the boom time of the seven­ties. They con­ju­red into exis­tence sights that no one had pre­vious­ly thought pos­si­ble, pro­du­ced visu­als which popu­la­ri­zed music that had pre­vious­ly been con­side­red frin­ge, and were at the white-hot cen­ter of the mad­dest, fun­niest and most crea­ti­ve era in the histo­ry of popu­lar music.

During this peri­od, record com­pa­nies didn’t dic­ta­te to acts like Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Paul McCartney what their LP covers should look like – Storm and Po did. They made money; they lost money. They did gre­at things; they did sil­ly things. They fell out bit­ter­ly; they made up. They never play­ed a note, but they chan­ged music. The film fea­tures brand new inter­views with Roger Waters, David Gilmour & Nick Mason of Pink Floyd, Jimmy Page & Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney, Peter Gabriel, Graham Gouldman of 10cc, Noel Gallagher, and many more.


GB 2022, 101 Min., engl. OmU,
Regie: Anton Corbijn
Kamera: Stuart Luck, Martijn van Broekhuizen
Schnitt: Andrew Hulme
mit: Paul McCartney, Aubrey Powell, Jimmy Page, Noel Gallagher, Robert Plant, Roger Waters, u.a.

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