Nightwatching

Nightwatching (2007)

Nightwatching first published by Sight & Sound, April 2010 Review: Like Nicolas Roeg and Ken Russell, Peter Greenaway is a cinematic adventurist who for several decades wowed the British arthouse with a succession of challenging and deeply idiosyncratic films, only to slip out of favour and in effect disappear altogether from public awareness. Given that none…

A Zed & Two Noughts

A Zed & Two Noughts (1985)

A Zed & Two Noughts first published by Movie Gazette, 2 December 2004 One evening, a low-flying swan collides with a car driving along Swan(n)’s Way, killing two female passengers instantly. Their husbands, Oliver and Oswald Deuce (Brian and Eric Deacon), biologists working for the same zoo who also happen to be brothers and, as…

The Draughtsman's Contract

The Draughtsman’s Contract (1982)

The Draughtsman’s Contract first published by Movie Gazette, 12 February 2004 After many years working as a documentary editor at the Central Office of Information, and over a decade making experimental mockumentaries (collected in The Early Films of Peter Greenaway 1 and The Early Films of Peter Greenaway 2), Peter Greenaway decided to turn his hand to a…

The Early Films of Peter Greenaway 2

The Early Films of Peter Greenaway 2 (2003)

The Early Films of Peter Greenaway 2 first published by Movie Gazette, 28 Oct, 2002 Includes Vertical Features Remake (1978) and The Falls (1980) This, the second of two DVDs bringing together all of Peter Greenaway‘s earliest experimental work, features the two projects which immediately preceded Greenaway’s first feature film, The Draughtsman’s Contract (1982). Both…

The Early Films of Peter Greenaway 1

The Early Films of Peter Greenaway 1 (2003)

The Early Films of Peter Greenaway 1 first published by Movie Gazette, 13 October 2003 Includes: Intervals, Windows, H is For House, Dear Phone, Water Wrackets, A Walk Through H: The Reincarnation of an Ornithologist Peter Greenaway is responsible for some of the most artfully idiosyncratic British feature films of the last quarter of a…