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Peter Greenaway - Joseph
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.”
Peter Greenaway - The Food of Love
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.
Peter Greenaway - The OK Doll
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.
Peter Greenaway - Eisenstein in Guanajuato
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.
Peter Greenaway - Goltzius & the Pelican Company
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.
Peter Greenaway - La Ronde de nuit
2006
French edition
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Following the 400th anniversary of the painter's birth, this film script re-reads Rembrandt's most celebrated painting.
Peter Greenaway - Nightwatching
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.
Peter Greenaway - A Zed and Two Noughts
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.
Peter Greenaway - The Belly of an Architect
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).
Peter Greenaway - Eight and a Half Women
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).
Peter Greenaway - Huit femmes et demie
1999
French edition
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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).
Peter Greenaway - The Pillow Book
1997
French edition
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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.
Peter Greenaway - The Pillow Book
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.
Peter Greenaway - The Baby of Mâcon
1994
French edition
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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.
Peter Greenaway - The Baby of Mâcon
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.
Peter Greenaway - Le cuisinier, le voleur, sa femme et son amant
1989
French edition
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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.
Peter Greenaway - The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover
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.
Peter Greenaway - Drowning by Numbers
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.


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