7.8/10
77
1 user

Four American Composers (1983)

| Documentary | TV Movie
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Oliver Deuce, a successful doctor, is shattered when his wife is killed in a freak car accident involving the car being driven by Alba Bewick colliding with a very large rare bird. His twin... See full summary »

Director: Peter Greenaway
Stars: Brian Deacon, Eric Deacon, Andréa Ferréol
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An American architect arrives in Italy, supervising an exhibition for a French architect, Boullée, who is famous for his oval structures. Through the course of 9 months he becomes obsessed ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Greenaway
Stars: Brian Dennehy, Chloe Webb, Lambert Wilson
The Falls (1980)
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The planet has been affected by a mysterious occurrence known as the Violent Unknown Event, or V.U.E. It has caused immortality and disability. Victims have learned new and peculiar ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Greenaway
Stars: Peter Westley, Aad Wirtz, Michael Murray
Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Mr. Neville, a cocksure young artist is contracted by Mrs. Herbert, the wife of a wealthy landowner, to produce a set of twelve drawings of her husband's estate, a contract which extends ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Greenaway
Stars: Anthony Higgins, Janet Suzman, Anne-Louise Lambert
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Tired of her husband's philanderous ways, the mother of two daughters drowns her husband. With the reluctant help of the local coroner, the murder is obscured. Her daughters are having ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Greenaway
Stars: Bernard Hill, Joan Plowright, Juliet Stevenson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

As a young girl in Japan, Nagiko's father paints characters on her face, and her aunt reads to her from "The Pillow Book", the diary of a 10th-century lady-in-waiting. Nagiko grows up, ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Greenaway
Stars: Vivian Wu, Ewan McGregor, Yoshi Oida
Death in the Seine (TV Short 1989)
Short | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Historical drownings in the Seine are catalogued, dissected and elaborated, with multilayered visuals and 'documentary' asides.

Director: Peter Greenaway
Stars: Alan Franco, Jean-Michel Dagory, Jim van der Woude
8 ½ Women (1999)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Following the death of a mother, a father and son open up a brothel in their Genevan estate after watching (1963).

Director: Peter Greenaway
Stars: John Standing, Matthew Delamere, Vivian Wu
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A movie about the corruption in all levels of society. A baby is born from a supposed-to-be virgin woman, so a chain of hysteria about divine intervention in the birth takes place.

Director: Peter Greenaway
Stars: Julia Ormond, Ralph Fiennes, Philip Stone
M Is for Man, Music, Mozart (TV Short 1991)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A commissioned project, made for TV in honor the the 200th anniversary of Mozart's death, this is a highly avant-garde piece of music, theater and dance, set to an original score by the ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Greenaway
Stars: Astrid Seriese, Ben Craft, Kate Gowar
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

An anonymous narrator outlines a bizarre journey taken through "H", aided by a series of extraordinary maps, and his previous dealings with the mysterious Tulse Luper and the keeper of the ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Greenaway
Stars: Colin Cantlie, Jean Williams
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The wife of an abusive criminal finds solace in the arms of a kind regular guest in her husband's restaurant.

Director: Peter Greenaway
Stars: Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Robert Ashley
John Cage
Peter Gordon ...
Himself (segment "Ashley")
Jack Kripl ...
Intereviewee
Jill Kroesen ...
(segment "Ashley")
Kurt Munkacsi ...
Interviewee
Dora Ohrenstein ...
Interviewee
Michael Riesman ...
Interviewee
'Blue' Gene Tyranny ...
The World's Greatest Piano Player (segment "Ashley")
David Van Tieghem ...
The Captain of the Football Team (segment "Ashley")
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

independent film | See All (1) »

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Also Known As:

Quattro compositori americani  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Peter Greenaway in Indianapolis (1997) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Not Greenaway
29 July 2000 | by (Virginia Beach) – See all my reviews

I was able to gain access to only two of the 4 one-hour segments, those on Monk and Ashley. I believe them to be representative. I viewed them looking for Greenaway magic. Now that's too bad because I know the work of Cage and Glass, and have some appreciation of them. Of Monk and Albert, I can only report that they require someone more attuned than I to fashion in the art world. I suspect these two have already been forgotten.

The presentation is TeeVee documentary, recording the artists' performances (several in the case of Monk). All the art here is that of the documented artist, not of the filmmaker. So if you are looking for Greenaway, don't waste your time.


5 of 26 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Four American Composers (1983) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?