"When God made the first clay model of a human being, He painted in the eyes... the lips... and the sex. And then He painted in each person's name lest the person should ever forget it. If God approved of His creation, He brought the painted clay model into life by signing His own name."
2.8 stars. The video editing is used more tastefully than in 'Prospero's Books' - tho tasteful is a relative term when sampling Greenaway's palette! For a filmmaker who loves to stress the image > the word there is a lot of writing in this film... tho I can see that what appeals to Greenaway about calligraphy is that it expresses the beauty of language visually. He is a perverse semiotician. Boo to U2 > Nyman!
An experiment in form. Greenaway has always had an interest in cinema as the marriage of many arts: music, literature, visual arts, and theatre especially. Here he conducts his continuing experiment in melding the arts together, this time with a focus on literature. The result is hypnotic.