Thank you to our Co-producer patron Miriam Meaney for selecting this week’s topic!
This 1985 Peter Greenaway film approaches storytelling with the perspective that there is no meaning to reality despite our organized attempts to create it. We talk about how Greenaway uses the traditions of Dutch paintings and anatomical animal studies to get this message across or frustrate us by trying.
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- Symmetry and Structure in Greenaway’s A Zed and Two Noughts
- Organizing the ZOO: Peter Greenaway’s A Zed & Two Noughts
- Distant Voices, Still Lives and A Zed and Two Noughts: watch the double bill
- Alemany-Galway, M., & Willoquet-Maricondi, P. (2008). Peter Greenaway’s Postmodern / Poststructuralist Cinema (Vol. Rev. ed). Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press.
- De Beauregard, R. C. (2010). Green Apples and Red Prawns: The Colour of Time in Peter Greenaway’s A Zed & Two Noughts ( Z.0.0.). Journal of British Cinema & Television, 7(1), 82.