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Vertical Features Remake1978

  • 4.5
A mocking parody of the fictional Institute of Reclamation and Restoration's several attempts to reconstruct (Peter Greenaway alter-ego) Tulse Luper's study of the aesthetic and ecological significance of various trees, posts and poles on the English landscape. Greenaway shows an innovative use of sound to image and a display of wit that mixes sensible nonsense and earnest understatement. VERTICAL FEATURES REMAKE also features an evocative score by Michael Nyman.

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"Peter Greenaway has the most inscrutable, brilliant and possibly deranged mind in modern cinema." - Desson Howe, Washington Post


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I am forever going to be re-assessing Vertical Features Remake (1, 2...). I swear Mr. Greenaway is having way too much fun with cinema.

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I am forever going to be re-assessing Vertical Features Remake (1, 2...). I swear Mr. Greenaway is having way too much fun with cinema.

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What can you say? It's Peter Greenaway who, after all, spent part of his career making educational films for the government.

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A great early experiment from a great filmmaker. We still can't decide whether we like version three or version four better...

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Peter Greenaway has a pretty wicked and strange sense of humour. This short is a "documentary" about a film his alter ego Tulse Luper was going to make featuring a series of shots of vertical standing objects. The film was never made before Luper died, so the filmmakers recreate the film. But then further information is revealed that changes what their perceptions what the film was supposed to be is revealed, so they make a new version ... and so on for 45 minutes. If that sounds great ... yes, yes it is.

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