Saturday, November 13, 2010

Peter Greenaway - New Possibilities: Cinema is Dead Long Live Cinema

Filmmaker Peter Greenaway looks at cinema language, and his contention that cinema is dead or evolving. He shows many examples from his own avantgarde cinematographic imagery. Series: Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities [11/2010]

Greenaway is one of my favorite directors, so this is a huge treat. If you have never seen his films, here are a few of my personal choices (for first timers, I recommend starting with The Pillow Book - it is maybe the most "normal" of his films that I have seen - Prospero's Books, based on Shakespeare's The Tempest, is awesome, as is Drowning by Numbers and The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover):

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