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A Walk Through Prospero's Library (1991)

A short made for TV with director Peter Greenaway discussing the dazzling 3.5 minute opening sequence from his film, 'Prospero's Books (1991)'. As Prospero (John Gielgud) walks through his ... See full summary »

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A short made for TV with director Peter Greenaway discussing the dazzling 3.5 minute opening sequence from his film, 'Prospero's Books (1991)'. As Prospero (John Gielgud) walks through his library Greenaway comments on the 100 historical, mythological, biblical & fictional characters occupying the library. Written by Thivanka Rukshan Perera

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A minute explanation
23 December 1998 | by (rome, italy) – See all my reviews

Well, if you have seen Prospero's book and you liked it, then try this Walk. It is just an "explanation" of the first sequence of "Prospero's book" even if explaining one minute takes much more. Simply Greenaway.


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