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Peter Greenaway goes macabre and slightly political in this darkly funny early short. Inspired by a 1960s headline involving a rash of mysterious fatalities among South African inmates, WINDOWS wryly unspools the stories of thirty-seven people who fell to their deaths from windows. Juxtaposing these often humorous statistics recounted in deadpan voiceover with the carefully composed images from an idealized country home, this is Greenaway at his most absurd and perceptive.

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Brilliant. Any Greenaway fan will love this. Macabre, deadpan fun, all done basically by filming a bunch of windows and using a voiceover.

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Brilliant. Any Greenaway fan will love this. Macabre, deadpan fun, all done basically by filming a bunch of windows and using a voiceover.

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Brilliant!

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Cute short. Very dry -reminds me of a sanguine Monty Python skit.

I love numbers - so this was perfect for me. Sort an interesting way to put together data with visual imagery to paint a picture.

A sequence of interiors, closed windows, a voice-over detailing the death of 37 people in 1973 in the Parish of W. Snippets of biographies, accidental deaths, suicides, errors.

Early Greenaway embodied in an impressively short & witty film.

Hilarious. Greenaway's wit and dry humor never cease to amuse and intrigue.

I hated it..