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The Draughtsman's Contract (1982) Poster

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The camera moves only a few times during tracking shots; otherwise, every shot is still.
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Peter Greenaway's original cut ran over four hours. He has stated his intention to edit the cut footage, along with additional outtakes, into an entirely new feature entitled "The Hedgecutters".
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The movie was originally inspired by Peter Greenaway's attempts to draw a house he'd rented for a vacation and finding that the sun rising/falling changed the shadows and appearance too rapidly for a drawing to be completed in one sitting. He thus spent a specific period each day drawing the house from a specific angle (like the draughtsman in the movie).
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Director Peter Greenaway, a former art student, created the sketches that feature in the film.
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The close-up shots of the draughtsman drawing are of Peter Greenaway's hands.
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