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 »
Raymond J. Barry,
Tulse Luper is a 20th century everyman whose collection of 92 suitcases intersects with every person, event and movement in history. Here in the second of a three part story, we find him ... See full summary »
Raymond J. Barry,
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 »
In 19th century Victorian England, Mrs. Isabella Beeton produced what became an essential book for housewives of the day. She was married at a relatively young age to Sam Beeton, a ... See full summary »
The first eight cantos of Dante's Inferno (up to the entrance to the city of Dis). The text is read entirely in "talking head" fashion, and punctuated with a kaleidoscopic blend of both newly shot and archival footage.
The 27 year old Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi walked from Romania to Paris in 1903 and 1904 as a preparation and prelude to becoming the most important sculptor of the 20th century.... See full summary »
The Tulse Luper Suitcases is Tristan Shandy gone haywire - or Monty Python taken to even more absurd depths (my university English professor would be proud that I have remembered reading Tristan Shandy_ - The contents of the suitcases are revealed one by one : Suitcase number twelve : frogs. 92 Ways of Representing the World: #5 The bath. The number 92 is derived from the element number of uranium in the periodic table. Uranium - the purest of substances.
Tulse Luper is a detailed clerk, devoted to minutiae and a interminable scribbler who writes to the edges. His writings are being typed up by a huge host of female typographists whose only job from 9 to 5 is to type everything up he ever wrote by hand in an effort by the stationmaster and party propagandist to decipher the intent of Tulse Luper - and moreover to discover if he is a spy.
It is a multivisual experience with sights and sounds coming to you from all sides. This is only part 3 of an ambitious 16 part treatment of the history of Tulse Luper.
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