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Summary

Standing at a pivotal point in his filmography, poised between his earlier, witty shorts and the unique pleasures of his post-DRAUGHTSMAN'S CONTRACT oeuvre, THE FALLS is arguably the most significant film of Peter Greenaway’s prolific career. Shot as a pseudodocumentary, this magnum opus dazzlingly details ninety-two case histories of people who have been affected by the VUE (Violent Unknown Event), a mysterious, apocalyptic phenomenon related to birds, flying and bizarre invented languages. Perfectly paired with it is VERTICAL FEATURES REMAKE, in which a group of self-important academics argue about the work of Tulse Luper, Greenaway’s best-known fictional character and cinematic alter-ego. Michael Nyman provided the score for both films (with back-up from the father of ambient music, Brian Eno).

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