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The Films of Peter Greenaway is the first critical overview of one of the most controversial contemporary film-makers. Trained as an artist, Greenaway began his career in cinema as an editor of government-sponsored films. He began to attract critical attention in 1980 with his epic mock-documentary The Falls, the first British film to be named Best Film by the British Film Institute in 30 years. Since then he has created the wittily elegant The Draughtsman's Contract, the strikingly unconventional Shakespearean adaptation Prospero's Books, and the disturbingly violent The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover. In-depth analyses of these and several other of Greenaway's most important works are examined within the context of the director's biography and artistic goals. This edition also includes stills from Greenaway's feature films, as well as his own drawings.
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- Date Published: October 1997
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521479196
- length: 240 pages
- dimensions: 227 x 152 x 16 mm
- weight: 0.34kg
- contains: 27 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction: Encyclopaedia Britannica
1. The Falls (1980)
2. The Draughtsman's Contract (1982)
3. A Zed and Two Noughts (1985)
4. Drowning by Numbers (1988)
5. An Englishman abroad: The Belly of an Architect (1986)
6. Daddy dearest: patriarchy and the artist, Prospero's Books (1991)
7. Shock tactics: The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (1989)
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