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Encyclopedia > The Coastline
The Coastline
Directed by Peter Greenaway
Release date(s) 1983
Language English

This entry describes a film. For information on the geographic feature 'coastline', please see coast. Peter Greenaway Peter Greenaway (b. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rugged coastline of the West Coast of New Zealand The coast is defined as the part of the land adjoining or near the ocean. ...


The Coastline is a film by Peter Greenaway, made in 1983. Also known as The Sea in Their Blood, and exhibited at National Maritime Museum, Greenwich UK, as Beside the Sea. It is a mockumentary or "artificial documentary", featuring images of the British seaside and voiceovers of endless dubious statistics. For example: "Most fish is eaten in Britain fried in batter and breadcrumbs. 10 percent is boiled, 5 percent grilled, 3 percent is steamed. Very little is eaten raw except by cats and in Japanese restaurants, 29 in London and 1 in Milton Keynes." Peter Greenaway Peter Greenaway (b. ... Mockumentary, a portmanteau of mock documentary (also fictional documentary or false documentary), is a film and TV genre, or a single work of the genre. ...



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Coast - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1040 words)
The coast is defined as the part of the land adjoining or near the ocean.
A coastline is properly, a line on a map indicating the disposition of a coast but the word is often used to refer to the coast itself.
emergent coastline - coast has risen or sea level has fallen from previous level.
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