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Dear Phone (1976)
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A narrator relates a variety of peculiar stories involving characters with the initials HC and their dealings with telephones. These are interspersed with artistic shots of telephone boxes ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Greenaway
Stars: Peter Greenaway
Short
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Hypnotic photography of swirling rivers and misty ponds and droning music (not Michael Nyman for a change) form the backdrop to a documentary-style narration about the history of a ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Greenaway
Stars: Colin Cantlie
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Tongue-in-cheek, early Greenaway short reflects the incredibly meticulous encyclopedic nature of his early films. An attempt is made to "reconstruct" a proposed, but never made, film ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Greenaway
Stars: Colin Cantlie
Short
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Director: Peter Greenaway
Stars: Peter Greenaway, Hannah Greenaway, Colin Cantlie
Windows (1975)
Short
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A sort of documentary on the people known to have fallen out of windows in a certain time frame in a certain geographical location. One of Greenaway's early short films.

Director: Peter Greenaway
Stars: Peter Greenaway
The Falls (1980)
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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
Short
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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
Comedy | Drama
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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
Adventure | Biography | Drama
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The first of three parts, we follow Tulse Luper in three distinct episodes: as a child during the first World War, as an explorer in Mormon Utah, and as a writer in Belgium during the rise ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Greenaway
Stars: JJ Feild, Raymond J. Barry, Michèle Bernier
8 ½ Women (1999)
Comedy | Drama
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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
Biography | History
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Hendrik Goltzius, a late sixteenth-century Dutch printer and engraver of erotic prints, seduces the Margrave of Alsace into paying for a printing press to make and publish illustrated books.

Director: Peter Greenaway
Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Giulio Berruti, Vincent Riotta
Short | Music
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Peter Greenaway's celebration of water, and the human relationship with it, choreographed to Michael Nyman music and culminating with a synchronised swimming sequence!

Director: Peter Greenaway
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Astounding
4 December 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

This is an astounding documentary film showing (and describing to us) what it is like to be beside the sea in Britain. The film was started in 1976 and shelved for a while, then completed in 1983. Greenaway offers us an eclectic array of images related to the sea - boats, slides of fish, photographs, huge waves crashing against the rocks, piers, Blackpool Tower, lighthouses - while a narrator describes a mind-boggling set of statistics and information of the British Coastline.


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