Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Film: The Draughtsman's Contract

"The nature of power, as played out through a sexual and economic game of class, property and inheritance, is the somewhat obscured subject of Peter Greenaway's masterfully baffling, frequently hilarious 1982 film The Draughtsman's Contract. This is a film in which surface appearances are very much set off against the reality underneath, a reality that can never quite be seen directly, head on, but only glimpsed out of the corner of one's eye: truth, like the living statue that mysteriously moves around the grounds of a rural mansion, rude and naked but mostly unseen by the mannered aristocrats who inhabit this estate circa 1600s England, is so elusive that one is never quite sure if one has actually glimpsed the truth or merely a figment of the imagination."

I'm referencing this paragraph of words from the website 'Only the Cineme' to give ya'll a brief introduction about the film. The film in my understanding is interesting, but also kind of creepy. Definitely worth of watching through!

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