The Resource Draughtsman's Contract

Draughtsman's Contract

Label
Draughtsman's Contract
Title
Draughtsman's Contract
Contributor
Actor
Distributor
Film director
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Set in a richly exaggerated 17th-century England, Peter Greenaway's sumptuous and sensuously charged brainteaser catapulted him to the forefront of international art cinema. Adorned with intricate wordplay, extravagant costumes and opulent photography, Greenaway's first narrative feature weaves a labyrinthine mystery. 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. THE DRAUGHTMAN'S CONTRACT is a luscious cinematic banquet for eye, ear and mind. Winner of the Grand Prix from the **Belgian Film Critics Association.** Nominated for a Golden Lion at the **Venice International Film Festival.** *"What we have here is a tantalizing puzzle, wrapped in eroticism and presented with the utmost elegance. I have never seen a film quite like it." - Roger Ebert, **The Chicago Sun***
  • Set in a richly exaggerated 17th-century England, Peter Greenaway's sumptuous and sensuously charged brainteaser catapulted him to the forefront of international art cinema. Adorned with intricate wordplay, extravagant costumes and opulent photography, Greenaway's first narrative feature weaves a labyrinthine mystery. 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. THE DRAUGHTMAN'S CONTRACT is a luscious cinematic banquet for eye, ear and mind. Winner of the Grand Prix from the **Belgian Film Critics Association.** Nominated for a Golden Lion at the **Venice International Film Festival.** *"What we have here is a tantalizing puzzle, wrapped in eroticism and presented with the utmost elegance. I have never seen a film quite like it." - Roger Ebert, **The Chicago Sun***
Cataloging source
CaSfKAN
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Zeitgeist Films in 1982
Language note
In English
PerformerNote
Anne Louise Lambert, Anthony Higgins, Dave Hill, David Gant, David Meyer, Hugh Fraser, Janet Suzman, Neil Cunningham, Nicholas Amer, Tony Meyer
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Greenaway, Peter
  • Louise Lambert, Anne
  • Higgins, Anthony
  • Hill, Dave
  • Gant, David
  • Meyer, David
  • Fraser, Hugh
  • Suzman, Janet
  • Cunningham, Neil
  • Amer, Nicholas
  • Meyer, Tony
  • Zeitgeist Films (Firm)
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
108
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion pictures, Great Britain
  • Historical drama
  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • Motion pictures
Technique
live action
Label
Draughtsman's Contract
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • Film
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MSTkan6338704
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (109 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
6338704
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Draughtsman's Contract
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • Film
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MSTkan6338704
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (109 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
6338704
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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