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Filmmaker Peter Greenaway’s Slightly Insane High Art

Peter Greenaway’s newly released first two major films sum up the man’s classical composition and off-the-wall wit and symbolism. The Draughtsman’s Contract centers on, well, a draughtsman contracted in the seventeenth-century to produce a series of lifelike sketches of an impeccably manicured English estate — whereupon he uncovers a murder! In A Zed and Two Noughts, two recently widowed men use their wives’ bodies for scientific purposes, and what starts off as camp develops into a serious exploration of the “animal.”


Peter Greenaway



The Draughtsman’s Contract

A Zed & Two Noughts

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