11.17.2014 Goltzius and the Pelican Company

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I love Greenaway. He may never reach the heights of his 80s/early 90s films, but there is always something to enjoy in his work, even if you just turn your brain off and let the sensory overload roll over you. I also like that F. Murray Abraham is popping up in more films lately with this and Budapest and Llewyn Davis. He is a lot of fun here and he is always best when his scene chewing works for the character. In other words, perfect for Greenways style of artificiality.

9.1.2013 Drowning By Numbers

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Great.  My favorite Greenaway changes back and forth between this, Prospero, and Cook depending on which one I’ve watched recently.  

Might be the best score ever, certainly the one I listen to the most.

While I can certainly pick out motifs and ideas , I always feel like some of his material is going over my head, but I also don’t care one bit.  The world he creates is so whole and intriguing that I just love spending time there.

The comparisons are easy to make in general, but this film especially feels like all the best Wes Anderson has to offer distilled down.