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Peter Greenaway
 
Peter Greenaway (born, 1942 in Newport, Wales, lives and works in Amsterdam) trained as a painter for four years, and started making his own films in 1966. He has continued to make cinema in a great variety of ways, which has also informed his curatorial work and the making of exhibitions and installations in Europe from the Palazzo Fortuny in Venice and the Joan Miro Gallery in Barcelona to the Boijmans van Beuningen Gallery in Rotterdam and the Louvre in Paris. He has made 12 feature films and some 50 short-films and documentaries, been regularly nominated for the Film Festival Competitions of Cannes, Venice and Berlin, published books, written opera librettos, and collaborated with composers Michael Nyman, Glen Branca, Wim Mertens, Jean-Baptiste Barriere, Philip Glass, Louis Andriessen, Borut Krzisnik and David Lang. His first narrative feature film, The Draughtsman's Contract, completed in 1982, received great critical acclaim and established him internationally as an original film maker, a reputation consolidated by the films, The Cook, the Thief, his Wife & her Lover, The Pillow Book, and The Tulse Luper Suitcases.
 
(external link: www.petergreenaway.com)
 

 
2016
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The script for Joseph, the new film by Peter Greenaway, an ironic portrayal of the figure of Joseph, father of Jesus. Here, God—“the other father”—becomes, in Greenaway's words, “vulnerable to jealousy… since he has a rival on earth.”

2014
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Austrian painter Oskar Kokoschka's love for Alma Mahler was so great that he had a life-sized model of her made. The OK Doll, by Peter Greenaway, is the script for an unrealized film about the doll that Kokoschka lived with for three years.

2014
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What happened to the boy Tadzio on the Venetian Lido beach in Thomas Mann's and Luchino Visconti's Death in Venice? British director Peter Greenaway relates Tadzio's future.

2014
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This script by Peter Greenaway follows Russian director Eisenstein to Guanajuato, Mexico, where he worked for ten days on Que Viva Mexico. Ten days that shook Eisenstein face to face with sex and death which changed the man and the filmmaker.

2009
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The screenplay of Goltzius & the Pelican Company‏—the second feature film in the series “Dutch Masters” of Peter Greenawayabout Hendrik Goltzius, a late 16th century Dutch printer and engraver of erotic prints.

2007
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The first volume of an experimental series on historiography devoted to the place of gesture and language in the historical narrative.

2007
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The first volume of an experimental series on historiography devoted to the place of gesture and language in the historical narrative.

2006
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Following the 400th anniversary of the painter's birth, this film script re-reads Rembrandt's most celebrated painting.

2006
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Following the 400th anniversary of the painter's birth, this film script re-reads Rembrandt's most celebrated painting, The Nightwatch. Nightwatching is the first of a series of films dedicated to the golden age of Dutch painting.

2002
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An illustrated novel about the spoliation of property by the Nazi regime, working as an extension of the film trilogy The Tulse Luper Suitcases.

2002
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An illustrated novel about the spoliation of property by the Nazi regime, working as an extension of the film trilogy The Tulse Luper Suitcases.

2000
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Divided in eight sequences corresponding to the stages of Darwin's Theory of Evolution, A Zed and Two Noughts (Z.O.O) stars two zoologists and conjoined brothers whose lives are dramatically altered when their wives are killed in a car crash. A tragic story in which Greenaway discusses the irreversibility of death as opposed to the reversibility of forms.

2000
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An American architect goes to Rome to oversee an exhibition on Étienne-Louis Boullée, a French architect from the Eighteenth Century. Accompanied by his young pregnant wife, he soon complains of abdominal pain... This film is a tribute to the figure of the circle, either in Boullée's spherical constructions or through the image of the belly bearing death (the architect's cancer) and life (his pregnant wife).

1999
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Eight and a half women is a laconic black comedy, an examination of the age-old phenomenon of male sexual fantasy, its roots and its consequences, as well as a homage to Fellini (film script).

1999
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Eight and a half women is a laconic black comedy, an examination of the age-old phenomenon of male sexual fantasy, its roots and its consequences, as well as a homage to Fellini (film script).

1998
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As a footnote to the film Drowning By Numbers, and with intelligence, humour and causticity, Peter Greenaway has undertaken to comment in 100 chapters on the story, the sub-plots, the creation and the possible continuations of his film.

1998
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Collection of texts.

1997
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Set in Kyoto and Hong Kong at the very end of the 20th century, this film pays homage to The Pillow book written at the very end of the 10th century by court lady Sei Shōnagon.

1994
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In a time of plague when the community of the cathedral city of Mâcon is struck with infertility, a beautiful, healthy child is born. He is immediately seen as an opportunity for profit, both by his own sister and by the Church. The newborn brings prosperity and is considered to be a saint. Until greed and ambition lead to his tragic demise.

1993
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A commission examines a sample of 92 persons subject to an enigmatic obsession with birdwatching and flying: a fictional investigation playing with the codes of documentary journalism which served as a script for Greenaway's film The Falls.

1993
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A commission examines a sample of 92 persons subject to an enigmatic obsession with birdwatching and flying: a fictional investigation playing with the codes of documentary journalism which served as a script for Greenaway's film The Falls.

1993
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The libretto to the opera Rosa, with music by the Dutch composer Louis Andriessen.

1993
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The libretto to the opera Rosa, with music by the Dutch composer Louis Andriessen.

1990
bilingual edition (English / French)
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The drawings and paintings of the British film director.

1989
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The complete script of the film The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, a tragic tell about revenge and an allegory for Thatcherism. Greenaway reveals himself not only as a great creator of cinematographic splendors but also as an authentic writer who seeks literary imagery and metaphor.

1988
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Drowning by Numbers tells the story of three women from different age groups named Cissie Colpitts who each have murdered their husbands by drowning them. The narrative structure of the film underlies a numerical order based on the number 100. A fascinating riddle on man's relationship with death and time.

1987
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This monograph points up the many facets of Greenaway's work—pictorial, literary, musical and philosophical—all of which are inherent to his films.

1997
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Set in Kyoto and Hong Kong at the very end of the 20th century, this film pays homage to The Pillow book written at the very end of the 10th century by court lady Sei Shōnagon.

1994
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out of print
In a time of plague when the community of the cathedral city of Mâcon is struck with infertility, a beautiful, healthy child is born. He is immediately seen as an opportunity for profit, both by his own sister and by the Church. The newborn brings prosperity and is considered to be a saint. Until greed and ambition lead to his tragic demise.

1989
English edition
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out of print
The complete script of the film The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, a tragic tell about revenge and an allegory for Thatcherism. Greenaway reveals himself not only as a great creator of cinematographic splendors but also as an authentic writer who seeks literary imagery and metaphor.