NUMBER FOUR / FALL 2000
Contemporary Hispanic and Brazilian Cinema

Peter Greenaway

 

Short Biography

Peter Greenaway was born in 1942 in Newport, Wales. He was educated at Forest School and at Walthamstow College of Art (London), where he trained as a painter. Since 1965 he worked for eleven years as film editor for the Central Office of Information, where he made a series of documentary and information films for the British governament, while writing and filming his first shorts. His first feature-lenght film was The Falls, in 1980, when he began to attract critical attention. In 1981 he was awarded the prize for best short short film at the Melbourne and Sydney film festivals with Act of God., and in the following year released The Draughtsman's Contract , his first film to be internationally acclaimed.


Filmography:

1966

Train (5 mins )
Tree (16 mins )

1967

Revolution (8 mins)
5 Postcards from Capital Cities (35 mins )

1969

Intervals (7 mins )

1971
Erosion (27 mins )

1973

H is for House
(
10 mins; re-edited in 1978 )

1975
Windows (4 mins )
Water (5 mins)
Water Wrackets (12 mins )

1976
Goole by Numbers
40 mins

1977

Dear Phone (17 mins )

1978
1-100 (4 mins)
A Walk Through H (41 mins)
Vertical Features Remake (45 mins )

1979
Zandra Rhodes (15 mins )

1980
The Falls (185 mins)

1981
Act of God (25 mins )

1982

The Draughtsman's Contract (108 mins )

1983
Four American Composers, Robert Ashley, John Cage, Philip Glass, Meredith Monk
(
55 mins x 4)

1984
Making a Splash (25 mins )

1985
Inside Rooms - 26 Bathrooms (25 mins)
A TV Dante Canto 5 (10 mins)

1986

A Zed and Two Noughts ( 112 mins )

1987
The Belly of an Architect (105 mins)

1988
Drowning by Numbers (108 mins)
Death in the Seine (44 mins )

1989
A TV Dante Cantos 1-8 (10 mins x 8 )
{Made in collaboration with the painter Tom Phillips}

The Cook, the Thief, his Wife and her Lover (120 mins)

1991
Prospero's Books (123 mins)

M is for Man, Music, Mozart (29 mins)

1992
Rosas (15 mins)
{Based on choreography by Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker in collaboration with Jean-Luc Ducourt}

Darwin (52 mins )

1993
The Baby of Mâcon (120 mins)

1994
The Stairs, Geneva (100 mins )

1995
The Pillow Book (123 mins )

1999
8 Women (128 mins)

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