| 73Q Music Videos | Vote On Clips | Submit | Login   |

Reddit Digg Stumble Facebook
Desc:Greenaway being just Greenaway enough for Best Movies Week.
Category:Classic Movies, Pets & Animals
Tags:80s, snails, peter greenaway, michael nyman, ART!
Submitted:Old_Zircon
Date:11/24/16
Views:241
Rating:
View Ratings
Register to vote for this video

People Who Liked This Video Also Liked:
You'll Always Find Me in the Kitchen at Parties
If I Ever Feel Better
Everything is OK
The sexual tension is overwhelming (SFW)
I Got 2 Black Friends
Ministry - Burning Inside
Coma Cat (Go Go Bizkitt Remix)
Kashmir
Modern Love (cover)
Idle (Second Thoughts)
Comment count is 4
Old_Zircon
This and Drowning By Numbers are peak Greenaway for me.
godot
They're the two Greenaway films that best reflect his peculiar obsessions.

I still think "The Draughtsman's Contract" is is best for general audiences, and "The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover" for those who can stomach a bit of ultraviolence.

I enjoy all Greenaway. But he isn't an infinite repository of ideas. He runs out for me around "The Pillow Book". I'm still as grateful as any pseudo for exposing me to Caroline Dhavernas.

Old_Zircon
Yeah, I saw The Pillow Book at some screening with a Q&A session afterward, and between the movie itself and his unmitigated pompousness I haven't really been able to enjoy even his good movies that much ever since.

Prospero's Books was pretty bad, too. Other than that, everything up through Cook Etc. is great in one way or another (or did Prospero come later than that? I forget).


It's interesting that his steep drop in quality seems to correspond with when Michael Nyman stopped doing his soundtracks, and it gives me a feeling that Nyman probably had a fair amount of input into at least the editing. I have a feeling he's one of those directors like Lynch where the music and sound design are as important as anything else and are part of the process from the beginning (which is how it should be). I asked him about the split at the abovementioned Q&A but he refused to answer, beyond "our creative partnership had run its course" which to me sounds like "we had a big falling out and I'm being diplomatic about it."
Old_Zircon
Supposed to be a reply to Godot above.

Register or login To Post a Comment







Video content copyright the respective clip/station owners please see hosting site for more information.
Privacy Statement