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Encyclopedia > Peter Greenaway
Peter Greenaway, CBE
Born 5 April 1942(1942-04-05)
Newport, Wales
Occupation Film director, Painter

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Career

Peter Greenaway was born in Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom, and grew up in Essex, England. His family left South Wales when he was three years old. At an early age Greenaway decided on becoming a painter. He became interested in European cinema, focusing first on that of Bergman, and then on French Nouvelle Vague film-makers such as Godard, and most especially Resnais. For other uses, see Newport (disambiguation). ... Monmouthshire is one of thirteen historic counties of Wales, covering south-east Wales. ... Essex is a county in the East of England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...   (IPA: in Swedish, but usually IPA: in English) (July 14, 1918 – July 30, 2007) was a Swedish film, stage, and opera director. ... The New Wave (French: Nouvelle vague) of French cinema was a cinematic movement of the 1960s. ... Jean-Luc Godard (French IPA: ) (born 3 December 1930) is a French filmmaker and one of the most influential members of the Nouvelle Vague, or French New Wave. Born to Franco-Swiss parents in Paris, he was educated in Nyon, Switzerland, later studying at the Lycée Rohmer, and the... Alain Resnais (born June 3, 1922 ) is a French film director whose early works are often grouped within the New Wave or Nouvelle Vague film movement. ...


In 1962 he began studies at Walthamstow College of Art, where a fellow student was musician Ian Dury (later cast in The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover). Greenaway trained as a muralist for three years; he made his first film, Death of Sentiment, a church yard furniture essay filmed in four large London cemeteries. In 1965, he joined the Central Office of Information (COI), working there fifteen years as a film editor and director. In that time he created a filmography of experimental films, starting with Train (1966), footage of the last steam trains at Waterloo station, (situated behind the COI), edited to a musique concrete track. Tree (1966), is an homage to the embattled tree growing in concrete outside the Royal Festival Hall on the South Bank in London. By the 1970s he was confident and ambitious and made Vertical Features Remake and A Walk Through H. The former is an examination of variations of arithmetical editing structure, and the latter is a journey through the maps of a fictitious country. Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ian Dury, in a look combining Gene Vincent with a Cockney pearly king. ... The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (punctuated onscreen as The Cook The Thief His Wife & Her Lover) is a 1989 film written and directed by Peter Greenaway starring Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren and Alan Howard in the titular roles. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... Musique concrète is the name given to a class of electronic music produced from editing together fragments of natural and industrial sounds. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ...


The visual hallmark of Greenaway's cinema is the heavy influence of Renaissance painting, and Flemish painting in particular, notably in scenic composition and illumination and the concomitant contrasts of costume and natural nudity, nature and architecture, furniture and people, sexual pleasure and painful death. Greenaway's frequent musical collaborator composer is Michael Nyman, who has scored several of his films. Michael Nyman (born March 23, 1944) is a British minimalist composer, pianist, librettist and musicologist, perhaps best known for the many scores he wrote during his lengthy collaboration with the British filmmaker Peter Greenaway. ...


In 1980, Greenaway delivered The Falls (his first feature-length film) – a mammoth, fantastical, absurdist encyclopedia of flight-associated material all relating to ninety-two victims of what is referred to as the Violent Unknown Event (VUE). In the 1980s, Greenaway's cinema flowered in his best-known films, The Draughtsman's Contract (1982), A Zed & Two Noughts (1985), The Belly of an Architect (1987), Drowning by Numbers (1988), and his most successful (and controversial) film, The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989). The Falls is a 1980 film directed by Peter Greenaway. ... The Draughtsmans Contract is a 1982 film written and directed by Peter Greenaway. ... A Zed & Two Noughts (A.K.A. Zoo) is a 1985 film written and directed by Peter Greenaway. ... The Belly of an Architect is a 1987 movie directed by Peter Greenaway. ... Drowning by Numbers is a 1988 motion picture directed by Peter Greenaway. ... The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (punctuated onscreen as The Cook The Thief His Wife & Her Lover) is a 1989 film written and directed by Peter Greenaway starring Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren and Alan Howard in the titular roles. ...


In 1989, he collaborated with artist Tom Phillips on a television mini-series titled A TV Dante, dramatising the first few cantos of Dante's Inferno. In the 1990s, he presented the visually spectacular Prospero's Books (1991), the controversial The Baby of Mâcon (1993), The Pillow Book (1996), and 8½ Women (1999). Tom Phillips CBE (born May 24, 1937) is a British artist. ... A miniseries, in a serial storytelling medium, is a production which tells a story in a limited number of episodes. ... Dante in a fresco series of famous men by Andrea del Castagno, ca. ... Detail of a manuscript in Milans Biblioteca Trivulziana (MS 1080), written in 1337 by Francesco di ser Nardo da Barberino, showing the beginning of Dantes Comedy. ... Prosperos Books (1991) is a movie written and directed by Peter Greenaway adapting the Shakespeare play The Tempest. ... The Baby of Mâcon is a 1993 film written and directed by Peter Greenaway starring Ralph Fiennes, Julia Ormond and Philip Stone. ... The Pillow Book is a film by director Peter Greenaway (also wrote the screenplay), United Kingdom, 1996. ... 8½ Women is a 1999 film directed by Peter Greenaway starring John Standing, Matthew Delamere, Vivian Wu, Annie Shizuka Inoh, Barbara Sarafian, Kirina Mano, Toni Collette, Amanda Plummer, Natacha Amal, Manna Fujiwara, and Polly Walker. ...


In the early 1990s, Greenaway wrote ten opera libretti known as the Death of a Composer series, dealing with the commonalities of the deaths of ten composers from Anton Webern to John Lennon, however, the other composers are fictitious, and one is a character from The Falls. In 1995, Louis Andriessen completed the sixth libretto, Rosa - A Horse Drama. This article is about Opera, the art form. ... Libretto can also refer to a sub-notebook PC manufactured by Toshiba. ... The Death of a Composer is a series of ten opera libretti by Peter Greenaway deaing with the deaths of ten 20th Century composers from Anton Webern to John Lennon. ... Anton Webern (December 3, 1883 – September 15, 1945) was an Austrian composer and conductor. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... The Falls is a 1980 film directed by Peter Greenaway. ... Louis Andriessen (born June 6, 1939) is a Dutch composer, son of the composer Hendrik Andriessen (1892-1981) and brother of composer Jurriaan Andriessen (1925-1996). ... The Death of a Composer: Rosa - A Horse Drama is a 1993-94 opera by Louis Andriessen on a libretto by Peter Greenaway, the sixth libretto in Greenaways Death of a Composer series that explores the deaths of ten 20th century composers from Anton Webern to John Lennon. ...


Greenaway has completed the artistically ambitious, The Tulse Luper Suitcases, a multimedia project with innovative film techniques that resulted in five films. He also contributed to Visions of Europe, a short film collection by different European Union directors; his British entry, is The European Showerbath. In early 2005, he announced Nightwatching a film about the Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn, slated for release in 2007. The Tulse Luper Suitcases is an ambitious multimedia project by Peter Greenaway, initially intended to comprise three feature films, a 16-episode TV series, and 92 DVDs, as well as web sites, CD-ROMs and books. ... Visions of Europe is a live album by the Finnish power metal band Stratovarius. ... Nightwatching is a film written and directed by Peter Greenaway. ... Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (July 15, 1606 - October 4, 1669) is generally considered one of the greatest painters in European art history, and the most important United Provinces (Netherlands) painter of the seventeenth century. ...


On 17 June 2005, Peter Greenaway effected his first VJ performance during an art club evening in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, with music by DJ Serge Dodwell (aka Radar), as a backdrop, ‘VJ’ Greenaway used for his set a special system consisting of a large plasma screen with laser controlled touchscreen to project the ninety-two Tulse Luper stories on the twelve screens of "Club 11", mixing the images live. A video jockey (usually abbreviated to VJ or sometimes veejay) can mean two things: One describes an announcer who introduces and plays videos on commercial music television such as MTV or VH1. ...


Shorts

  • Death of Sentiment (1962, 8 min)
  • Tree (1966, 16 min)
  • Train (1966, 5 min)
  • Revolution (1967, 8 min)
  • 5 Postcards From Capital Cities (1967, 35 min)
  • Intervals (1969, 7 min)
  • Erosion (1971, 27 min)
  • H Is for House (1973, 10 min)
  • Windows (1975, 4 min)
  • Water Wrackets (1975, 12 min)
  • Water (1975, 5 min)
  • Goole by Numbers (1976, 40 min)
  • Dear Phone (1978, 17 min)
  • Vertical Features Remake (1978, 45 min)
  • A Walk Through H: The Reincarnation of an Ornithologist (1978, 41 min)
  • 1-100 (1978, 4 min)
  • Making a Splash (1984, 25 min)
  • Inside Rooms: 26 Bathrooms, London & Oxfordshire (1985, 26 min)
  • Hubert Bals Handshake (1989, 5 min)
  • Rosa (1992, 15 min)
  • Lumière et compagnie (fragment "Peter Greenaway", 1996, 55 sec)
  • The Bridge (1997, 12 min)
  • The Man in the Bath (2001, 7 min)
  • Visions of Europe (fragment "European Showerbath", 2004, 5 min)

Lumière and Company (1996) was a collaboration between several film directors in which each made a short film using the original Lumière brothers camera. ... Visions of Europe is a live album by the Finnish power metal band Stratovarius. ...

Films

The Falls is a 1980 film directed by Peter Greenaway. ... The Draughtsmans Contract is a 1982 film written and directed by Peter Greenaway. ... A Zed & Two Noughts (A.K.A. Zoo) is a 1985 film written and directed by Peter Greenaway. ... The Belly of an Architect is a 1987 movie directed by Peter Greenaway. ... Drowning by Numbers is a 1988 motion picture directed by Peter Greenaway. ... The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (punctuated onscreen as The Cook The Thief His Wife & Her Lover) is a 1989 film written and directed by Peter Greenaway starring Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren and Alan Howard in the titular roles. ... Prosperos Books (1991) is a movie written and directed by Peter Greenaway adapting the Shakespeare play The Tempest. ... The Baby of Mâcon is a 1993 film written and directed by Peter Greenaway starring Ralph Fiennes, Julia Ormond and Philip Stone. ... The Pillow Book is a 1996 film by UK director Peter Greenaway, which stars Vivian Wu as Nagiko, a Japanese model in search of pleasure and new cultural experience from various lovers. ... 8½ Women is a 1999 film directed by Peter Greenaway starring John Standing, Matthew Delamere, Vivian Wu, Annie Shizuka Inoh, Barbara Sarafian, Kirina Mano, Toni Collette, Amanda Plummer, Natacha Amal, Manna Fujiwara, and Polly Walker. ... The Tulse Luper Suitcases is an ambitious multimedia project by Peter Greenaway, initially intended to comprise three feature films, a 16-episode TV series, and 92 DVDs, as well as web sites, CD-ROMs and books. ... The Tulse Luper Suitcases is an ambitious multimedia project by Peter Greenaway, initially intended to comprise three feature films, a 16-episode TV series, and 92 DVDs, as well as web sites, CD-ROMs and books. ... The Tulse Luper Suitcases is an ambitious multimedia project by Peter Greenaway, initially intended to comprise three feature films, a 16-episode TV series, and 92 DVDs, as well as web sites, CD-ROMs and books. ... Nightwatching is a film written and directed by Peter Greenaway. ...

Documentaries/Mockumentaries

  • Eddie Kid (1978, 5 min)
  • Cut Above the Rest (1978, 5 min)
  • Zandra Rhodes (1979, 5 min)
  • Women Artists (1979, 5 min)
  • Leeds Castle (1979, 5 min)
  • Lacock Village (1980, 5 min)
  • Country Diary (1980, 5 min)
  • Terence Conran (1981, 15 min)
  • Four American Composers (1983, 220 min)
  • The Coastline (1983)
  • Fear of Drowning (1988)

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Television

  • Act of God (1980) [2]
  • Death in the Seine (French TV, 1988) [3]
  • A TV Dante (mini-series, 1989) [4]
  • M Is for Man, Music, Mozart (1991)[5]
  • A Walk Through Prospero's Library (1992) [6]
  • Darwin (French TV, 1993) [7]
  • The Death of a Composer: Rosa, a Horse Drama (1999, 90 mins)

Exhibitions

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References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Act of God at the Internet Movie Database
  3. ^ Death in the Seine at the Internet Movie Database
  4. ^ A TV Dante at the Internet Movie Database
  5. ^ M Is for Man, Music, Mozart at the Internet Movie Database
  6. ^ A Walk Through Prospero's Library at the Internet Movie Database
  7. ^ Darwin at the Internet Movie Database

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ...

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Peter Greenaway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (945 words)
Greenaway was born in Newport in Wales (his mother is Welsh), but grew up in England.
A hallmark of many of Greenaway's films is the heavy influence of Renaissance and, in particular Flemish, painting in his scene composition and lighting, with its concomitant contrasts of costume and naturalized nudity, nature and architecture, furniture and person, sexual pleasure and painful death.
Greenaway has often worked with composer Michael Nyman, who is known for his sound tracks for films such as the Draughtsman's Contract, The Cook the Thief His Wife and Her Lover, Prospero's Books.
euroscreenwriters/Interview with Peter Greenaway - The Medium is the Message (3126 words)
Peter Greenaway: All the notion of film running through a camera and later through a projector is related to a technology that goes right back to1895 with soundtrack edit in 1929 - so these are very old technologies.
Peter Greenaway: Yes, at this present stage, again we have to work on at-the-stage-of-the-art computers to make magnificent complex still images, which have the ability of being projected to the size of the Empire State Building.
Peter Greenaway: After a while it does become sheer exhausting, the banality and boredom of its all is like listening to people's late night radio conversations.
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