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Peter Greenaway's Profile

Brief about Peter Greenaway: By info that we know Peter Greenaway was born at 1942-04-05. And also Peter Greenaway is British Director.

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All religions have always hated females.

Tags: Females, Hated, Religions

Anybody who writes a diary insists it must be read by someone else.

Tags: Else, Read, Someone

As for critics, one mediocre writer is more valuable than ten good critics. They are like haughty, barren spinsters lodged in a maternity ward.

Tags: Good, Valuable, Writer

Cinema basically examines a personality first and the body afterward.

Tags: Basically, Body, Cinema

English culture is highly literary-based.

Tags: Culture, English, Highly

For so many filmmakers, cinema is a means to an end.

Tags: Cinema, End, Means

I admit that death is not just about you, it's also about the people who love you.

Tags: Admit, Death, Love

I can't think of anyone who has done anything remotely useful after the age of 80.

Tags: After, Age, Done

I don't believe in the deplorable notion of realism in the cinema: you can over-reach it, and it becomes as false as convention.

Tags: Cinema, False, Realism

I don't want to be a film-maker. I think painting is far more exciting and profound.

Tags: Exciting, Far, Painting

I obviously irritate people. I obviously antagonise them.

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I've always been fascinated by Eisenstein.

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If you want to tell stories, be a writer, not a filmmaker.

Tags: Stories, Tell, Writer

The Sistine Chapel is an extraordinary work of education - it lays out all the early books of the Bible.

Tags: Books, Education, Work

We all know that we're going to die, but we don't know when. That's not a blessing, that's a curse.

Tags: Blessing, Curse, Die

I always think that art is one of the most wonderful exciting curious ways to learn. I have no worries or apologies about art being used as a teaching medium.

Tags: Art, Learn, Wonderful

I suppose I am gently cynical about notions of who we think we are, but I certainly don't hate my fellow man. I think my cinema, although it might often deal with death and decay, is highly celebratory.

Tags: Death, Hate, Often

I think my films are always quite self-reflexive and always question 'why am I doing this, is this the right way to do it, what is cinema for, does it have a purpose?'

Tags: Purpose, Question, Why

I think that every artist dreams of renewing the forms which came before, but I think very few can be considered to have achieved that. We are all dwarves standing upon the shoulders of the giants who preceded us, and I think we must never forget that. After all, even iconoclasts only exist with respect to that which they destroy.

Tags: Dreams, Forget, Respect

I think that films or indeed any art work should be made in a way that they are infinitely viewable; so that you could go back to it time and time again, not necessarily immediately but over a space of time, and see new things in it, or new ways of looking at it.

Tags: Art, Time, Work