Thursday, 30 September 2010

The Metathing Is Not The Thing

The Imaginary Cinephile

I want to regard my public as infinitely intelligent, as understanding notions of the suspension of disbelief and as realising all the time that this is not a slice of life, this is openly a film.
— Peter Greenaway


Too many proofs spoil the truth.
— Peter Greenaway

Profit-Maximising Cinema

There are, after all, approaches to be made other than the dependable routes that massage sentimental expectations and provide easy opportunities for emotional identification.
— Peter Greenaway

Angles On Experience

He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher … or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
— Douglas Adams 'The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy'


Virtual Unreality

We don't need virtual reality, we need virtual unreality.
— Peter Greenaway

Up & Down

Cinematic Metaphor

Americans don't understand what metaphor in cinema is about. They're extremely good at making straightforward, linear narrative movies, which entertain superbly. But they very rarely do anything else.
— Peter Greenaway


Drawing Hands