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Title The draughtsman's contract [videorecording] / a British Film Institute production ; produced by the British Film Institute in association with Channel 4 Television ;writer and director, Peter Greenaway ; producer, David Payne.

Imprint [New York, N.Y.] : Zeitgeist Video, [2008]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD    DRA    Available
Edition Widescreen.
Description 1 videodisc (108 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1982.
Special features: Peter Greenaway audio commentary, and video introduction; Draughtsman's dossier: four deleted scenes; behind-the-scenes footage and on-set interviews; interview with composer Michael Nyman; restoration demonstration; production photos and "Draughtsman's" sketches; original theatrical trailer. Insert: essays by Greenaway and cinematographer Curtis Clark.
Credits Cinematographer, Curtis Clark ; art director, Bob Ringwood ; editor, John Wilson ; music, Michael Nyman ; costumes, Sue Blane.
Cast Anthony Higgins, Janet Suzman, Anne Louise Lambert, Neil Cunningham, Hugh Fraser, Dave Hill, David Gant, David Meyer, Tony Meyer, Nicholas Amer.
Summary Set in 17th-century England, an aristocratic wife commissions a young, cocksure draughtsman to sketch her husband's property while he is away-- in exchange for a fee, room and board, and one sexual favor for each of the twelve drawings. As the draughtsman becomes more entrenched in the devious schemings in this seemingly idyllic country home, curious details emerge in his drawings that may reveal a murder.
Audience Not rated.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.66:1) presentation; NTSC.
Language Closed-captioned.
Subject Drawing -- England -- 17th century -- Drama.
Contracts -- England -- 17th century -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- England -- 17th century -- Drama.
Adultery -- England -- 17th century -- Drama.
Murder -- England -- 17th century -- Drama.
England -- Social life and customs -- 17th century -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films
Detective and mystery films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Mystery -- Feature
Feature films.
Mystery films
Added Author Payne, David, -1987 Producer.
Greenaway, Peter Screenwriter. Director.
Higgins, Anthony, 1947- Actor.
Suzman, Janet. Actor.
Lambert, Anne-Louise. Actor.
Cunningham, Neil. Actor.
Fraser, Hugh. Actor.
Hill, Dave Actor.
Gant, David. Actor.
Meyer, David, 1947 July 24- Actor.
Meyer, Tony, 1947- Actor.
Amer, Nicholas, 1928- Actor.
British Film Institute
Channel Four (Great Britain)
Zeitgeist Films
Spine Title Peter Greenaway's The draughtsman's contract
Standard No. 795975109635
Music No. Z1096 Zeitgeist Films

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