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Old 08-12-2019, 11:01 AM
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Darn! I completely forgot about Greenaway!

Drowning by Numbers and The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover are like logic puzzles. You spend the first part of the movie trying to figure out the rules of the game, and then spend the rest of the movie trying to see if he ever breaks the rules.

In The Draughtsman's Contract, the sex and violence are basically a pretext to get you into the theater, so he can give you a lecture on architecture and drafting techniques.

In The Pillow Book, the sex and violence are basically a pretext to get you into the theater, so he can give you a lecture on papermaking, calligraphy, and weird forms of poetry.

In Prospero's Books . . . . Well, it's John Gielgud doing Shakespeare, with a lot of naked people running around in the background. Who cares what his intentions were? It's fun to watch.