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First Photos From Peter Greenaway’s ‘Eisenstein In Guanajuato’ As Filming Begins In Mexico

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • February 4, 2014 1:00 PM
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Still as much of an enigma as when he first burst onto the scene in 1981 with “The Draughtsman’s Contract," director Peter Greenaway has consistently shirked the conventional approach and stayed true to a unique narrative compass from film-to-film. That means heading from a stagy drama, inspired by the 16th century Dutch engraver Hendrick Goltzius, to a planned “romantic comedy”. The latter has been pushed, unfortunately, but the project that will replace has its own share of passion—especially in regards to one of cinema’s pioneers.

Jean-Luc Godard Goes 3D: Watch Trailers For ‘Adieu Au Langage’ & Omnibus '3X3D'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 5, 2013 12:28 PM
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Far from his days as the hip director at the forefront of the French New Wave, for the better part of a few decades, Jean-Luc Godard has pretty much gone his own way. Hell, dude even gave the Academy the middle finger, essentially, turning down the Academy after they tried to give him an honorary Oscar a few years ago. But his adventurous spirit is still in full force, and the 82-year-old filmmaker has now embraced 3D, but of course, the results are not your average CGI explosion fest.

Rome Interview: Peter Greenaway On 'Goltzius And The Pelican Company,' Sergei Eisenstein, 3D & The Future Of Cinema

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • November 19, 2012 12:41 PM
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British polyglot Peter Greenaway (filmmaker, painter, video artist etc) has never easily fit into any mold. The unique talent behind, among many others, “The Cook, the Thief, his Wife and Her Lover,” “The Baby of Macon,” “Prospero’s Books” and more recently the evocation of the life and work of Rembrandt in “Nightwatching,” is eternally divisive. Some find the self-conscious intellectualism of his approach appealing, others find it elitist and alienating.

Rome Review: Peter Greenaway's 'Goltzius And The Pelican Company' Dazzles & Numbs The Mind In Almost Equal Measure

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • November 14, 2012 11:20 AM
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Visually extraordinary, but narratively frustrating, "Goltzius and the Pelican Company," which showed here at the Rome Film Festival after premiering in The Netherlands, is every sumptuous inch a Peter Greenaway film. So those who are beguiled by the peculiar rhythms of his filmmaking -- which often give rise to a kind of tidal waxing and waning of the viewers' attention -- will be delighted by its richness, its erudition and its mischievousness. Detractors, however, may well be able to hold up this film as Exhibit A in the "too-clever-by-half" case against.

Peter Greenaway To Direct 'Food For Love' An Adaptation Of 'Death In Venice'; Finishing 'Goltzius' For Cannes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 21, 2012 6:39 PM
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It's been five years since "Nightwatching," the last feature length effort from Peter Greenaway. And for a guy who declared "cinema is dead" right around the same time, he certainly has a lot left to say within the art form. Screen Daily reports that not only is Greenaway embarking on "Food For Love" an adaptation of Thomas Mann's classic "Death In Venice," he's got a plan that could seem him make a movie per year for the next decade.

Peter Greenaway To Direct Offbeat Romantic Comedy '4 Storms And 2 Babies'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 14, 2011 11:05 AM
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Peter Greenaway, the snooty arthouse director who declared a few years ago that "cinema is dead" is saying "fuck it" and directing a romantic comedy. Well, a romantic comedy that only Peter Greenaway could make.

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