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Squaring the Circle (The Story of Hipgnosis)

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United Kingdom · 2022
1h 40m
Director Anton Corbijn
Genre Documentary

After Storm Thorgerson and Aubrery “Po” Powell formed Hipgnosis at Cambridge in the 1960’s, the design group behind some of the most iconic album covers became rock royalty. Through their career, the group made and lost money, broke up and made up, and worked with many musical legends.

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Variety by Chris Willman

[Corbijn's] creation of this delightful doc as an acolyte, if hardly copycat, will be a boon for an audience that grew up pondering the mysteries of the twisted monolith on Zeppelin’s “Presence” cover; LP porn, if we can call it that, could come to no finer culmination.


The Playlist by Rodrigo Perez

Unpretentious and unassuming, but effective, Corbijn creates his own cozy, sleeve for these trailblazers to get their due and creates a must-watch for rockologists everywhere in the process.


TheWrap by Steve Pond

A treat for anyone with a taste for rock, for rock imagery and for the glories that can be found in that piece of cardboard wrapped around a record. Anton Corbijn knows those glories well, so his movie’s got a good beat and a good look.

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