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Title The draughtsman's contract [(DVD) videorecording] / BFI Production Board in association with Channel 4 ; producer, David Payne ; written and directed by Peter Greenaway.

Publication Info. [New York, N.Y.] : Zeitgeist Films : Zeitgeist Video, [2008]
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult DVD Fiction  F DRA    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult DVD Fiction  F DRA    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 videodisc (108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.66:1) presentation; NTSC.
Language English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired.
Note Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1982.
Special features: Restored anamorphic transfer, created from Hi-Def elements; Peter Greenaway commentary and video introduction; four deleted scenes; behind-the-scenes footage and on-set interviews; interview with composer Michael Nyman; restoration demonstration; production photos and "Draughtsman's" sketches; original theatrical trailer; essays by Greenaway and cinematographer Curtis Clark.
Cast Anthony Higgins, Janet Suzman, Anne Louise Lambert, Neil Cunningham, Hugh Fraser, Dave Hill, David Gant, David Meyer, Tony Meyer, Nicholas Amer.
Credits Cinematographer, Curtis Clark ; art director, Bob Ringwood ; editor, John Wilson ; music, Michael Nyman ; costumes, Sue Blane.
Audience Not rated.
Summary Set in 17th-century England, 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.
Subject Drawing -- England -- 17th century -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Contracts -- England -- 17th century -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Man-woman relationships -- England -- 17th century -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Adultery -- England -- 17th century -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Murder -- England -- 17th century -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
England -- Social life and customs -- 17th century -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Genre Feature films.
Added Author Payne, David.
Greenaway, Peter.
Higgins, Anthony, 1947-
Suzman, Janet.
Lambert, Anne-Louise.
Cunningham, Neil.
Fraser, Hugh.
Hill, Dave.
Gant, David.
Meyer, David.
Meyer, Tony.
Amer, Nicholas.
BFI Production Board.
Channel Four (Great Britain)
Zeitgeist Films.
Spine Title Peter Greenaway's The draughtsman's contract
Standard No. 795975109635
Music No. Z1096 Zeitgeist Films
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