Tuesday, 18 December 2012


The European Graduate School

Extremely extensive and very generously free to access resouce on Peter Greenaway including his lectures.



Lectures by Peter Greenaway:






Just because you’ve got eyes doesn’t mean you can see.
Greenaway, Peter.

I like people who panic.
Greenaway, Peter.

Every medium has to be redeveloped, otherwise we would still be looking at cave paintings ... My desire to tell you stories is very strong but it`s difficult because I am looking for cinema that is non-narrative.
Greenaway, Peter.

I think it is really important to be in some way provocative — either intellectually or viscerally — in the films one makes.
Greenaway, Peter.

Film is such an extraordinary rich medium which can handle so many different modes of operation, combining together in the same place all these extraordinary disciplines which may be executed in their own right — music, writing, picture making of all kinds, and I often feel that some filmmakers make films with one eye closed and two hands tied behind their backs.
Greenaway, Peter.

Creation, to me, is to try to orchestrate the universe to understand what surrounds us. Even if, to accomplish that, we use all sorts of strategems which in the end prove completely incapable of staving off chaos.
Greenaway, Peter.