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Encyclopedia > A Zed and Two Noughts
A Zed & Two Noughts
Directed by Peter Greenaway
Written by Peter Greenaway
Starring Andréa Ferréol,
Brian Deacon,
Eric Deacon
Produced by Kees Kasander
Peter Sainsbury
Distributed by Artificial Eye (UK),
Skouras Pictures (US)
Release date 1985
Runtime 115 min
Language English
IMDb page (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090366/)

A Zed & Two Noughts (A.K.A. Zoo) is a 1985 film written and directed by Peter Greenaway. Its plot centres on two brothers, Oswald and Oliver Deuce, whose wives are killed in a car accident. The brothers enter a relationship with Alba Bewick, the driver of the car, who lost one of her legs in the accident. They also become obsessed with decay making numerous time-lapse films of decaying animals. Peter Greenaway (b. ... Peter Greenaway (b. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as part of the entertainment industry. ... Peter Greenaway (b. ... Time-lapse photography is a cinematography technique whereby each film frame is captured at a rate much slower then it will be played back. ...

External link

  • A Zed & Two Noughts at Peter Greenaway's official site (http://www.petergreenaway.co.uk/zoo.htm)

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A Zed & Two Noughts (1333 words)
two of everything, the search for your other half, mistaken identities, mirror-imaging, substitution, the doppelgänger, the lateral line and cloning.
The archetypal pair of twins, Castor and Pollux, the astrological Gemini, born out of an egg from the union of a swan and a god provide A Zed and Two Noughts with its central pivot, the brothers Oliver and Oswald Deuce, the two letter Os, the two noughts, the two zero
Greenaway on the themes and strengths of A Zed and Two Noughts
Symmetry and Structure in Greenaway's A Zed and Two Noughts (0 words)
Firstly, the predominance of image over plot, which comes from his love for painting and his studies of the fine arts; and secondly, the consequences of his aesthetic choices, resulting in work that is very difficult to categorise within genre or even compare with the work of his contemporaries.
A car accident in front of a zoo brings death to the wives of both its two owners and the amputation of one leg to Alba Bewick (Andrea Ferreol), the driver.
Every shot where Alba is lying on a bed and the twins are at her bedside is visually structured by a symmetry in which she represents the axis in the middle of the frame.
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