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  1. Richmond Hill's rating of the film Goltzius and the Pelican Company

    Sex. Art. Commerce. Discuss. Familiar themes (almost sub-headings with this director); different contexts; a return to Greenaway's overlapping masque-like mode. It's a visually stimulating essay on questions (draw your own answers) of representation, depiction and convention, notably of sex - which sells apparently. Same old, same old - in a few senses here - but it's a thrilling, often anti-clerical, whirl.

  2. postblueink's rating of the film Goltzius and the Pelican Company

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  4. Lights in the Dusk's rating of the film Goltzius and the Pelican Company

    This dizzying mix of "Prospero's" multi-media phantasmagoria & "Mâcon's" Brechtian dissertation on voyeurism is also Greenaway's clearest statement on the nature of cinema & its roots in picture-making & performance. In this conception, Goltzius becomes a prototypical-moviemaker struggling against financiers, critics & censorship to achieve a vision every bit as daring, creative & confrontational as the film itself.

  5. Draughtsman Without Contract's rating of the film Goltzius and the Pelican Company

    Greenaway can be great and he can be awful. In this case he's great, teasing away at hypocrisy about taboos and the 'limits of liberality'. It is timely(since Enlightenment values are under attack across the globe), astute and amusing. Droll and beautifully composed (his 'cinema of image') with typical humour on show; my favourite line being the exasperated Margrave expostulating "dynastic pawns don't fall in love!"

  6. Pymo's rating of the film Goltzius and the Pelican Company

    Print my skin with sins.

  7. Corriel's rating of the film Goltzius and the Pelican Company

  8. convince's rating of the film Goltzius and the Pelican Company

    has peter greenaway been blacklisted or something? i can't believe how impossible his films are to get. i can't find this anywhere and when it came out, it's almost as though only critics watched it

  9. msmichel's rating of the film Goltzius and the Pelican Company

    FNC '13 Greenaway returns in all his excessive glory with this overwhelming artistic triumph that pushes the envelope in so many ways. As always a revelation in art direction, cinematography, music and the use of editing technology. F. Murray Abraham has his best role in years as a Margrave being presented six pornographic biblical enactments for his patronage. A film about free speech, eroticism and voyeurism.

  10. Christian Depken's rating of the film Goltzius and the Pelican Company

    I need this in my life! Come on, US Distribution!

  11. adrianmendizabal's rating of the film Goltzius and the Pelican Company

    A reworking of famous taboos in the Old Testament of the bible. I hope I can understand the language better though. It uses some English vernacular, a bit of Latin and popular words.