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Greenaway: A-Z

by Kenji
Peter Greenaway above all other directors suits an A-Z (of interests and features that distinguish him) A is for Alchemy, Alphabet, Amsterdam (residence), “Anally retentive”?, Anatomy, Anti-realism, Anti-religion, Antonioni, Arcane, Architecture, “Arrogant”?, Art (and art school attended), Artificial light B is for Bals, Baroque, Boullée C is for Calligraphy, Candles, Cannibalism, Caravaggio, Cinema (is dead, needs reinventing), “Coldness”?, Colour, Control, Costumes D is for Dante, Darwin, Death, Decay, Decor, Dee (John), Draughtsman E is for Early 60s (cinema influence), Eclecticism, Editor (of films, early career) Eisenstein, Elizabethan,… Read more

Peter Greenaway above all other directors suits an A-Z (of interests and features that distinguish him)

A is for Alchemy, Alphabet, Amsterdam (residence), “Anally retentive”?, Anatomy, Anti-realism, Anti-religion, Antonioni, Arcane, Architecture, “Arrogant”?, Art (and art school attended), Artificial light
B is for Bals, Baroque, Boullée
C is for Calligraphy, Candles, Cannibalism, Caravaggio, Cinema (is dead, needs reinventing), “Coldness”?, Colour, Control, Costumes
D is for Dante, Darwin, Death, Decay, Decor, Dee (John), Draughtsman
E is for Early 60s (cinema influence), Eclecticism, Editor (of films, early career) Eisenstein, Elizabethan, Encyclopedia, Eroticism, European, Excess, Experimentation
F is for Fellini, Flesh, Flight, Food, Formalism, Frames (and within frames)
G is for Games, Goltzius, Graphics
H is for Hockney, House
I is for Image, Installations, Intellect
L is for Last Year at Marienbad, Layers, Leonardo, Library, London (upbringing)
M is for Magick, Man, Mathematics, Metaphors, “Misanthropist”?, Movement, Mozart, Multimedia, Muralist (training), Murder, Music, Mystery
N is for Netherlands, Newport (Wales, birthplace), Nightwatch, 92, Nomenclature, Nouvelle Vague, Nudity, Numbers, Nyman
O is for Opera (librettist), Organs, Ornate
P is for Painting, Penis, Pillow Book, Planning, Prospero
Q is for QUOTES (by and about)
R is for Reinvention, Rembrandt, Renaissance, Repetitions, Resnais, Rubens, Ruiz
S is for Satire, Science, Self-Reflexive (cinema), Sex, Shakespeare, Shocking, Superimposition, Symbols, Symmetries, Systems
T is for Tableau, Taboos, Taxonomy, Technology, Tempest, Titian, Tracking shots, Twins
V is for Velasquez, Venice, Vermeer, Veronese, Vierny, Viola (Bill), Visual literacy (over story-telling, text-based cinema)
Z is for Zandra, ZOO
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Greenaway’s 10 Favourite Films (for Time out poll, 1995):
Last Year at Marienbad
Breathless
La Notte
Rules of the Game
The Seventh Seal
Strike
Throne of Blood
Fellini’s Casanova
8 1/2
The Marquise of O

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Prospero’s Books

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Below is a small representative selection of his films, in alphabetical order.

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