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  1. Yang's rating of the film The Pillow Book

    first greenaway and Adrian Martin pretty much summed up my thoughts (http://www.filmcritic.com.au/reviews/p/pillow_book.html), but I didn't even feel the sensuality and lyricism he does. Very cold, incredibly hard to finish.

  2. kzka's rating of the film The Pillow Book

    Who knew that erotic calligraphy revenge films were a genre? Greenaway's ersatz artiness is again expressed as nihilistic campy overkill. Cheesiness abounds, from the hyper-stylized visualizations to the overripe performances. Reactionary, like Ewan McGregor's peener.

  3. Antares Rising's rating of the film The Pillow Book

    3.5. The Pillow Book is visually beautiful and well-acted, but unaffecting.

  4. Gab's rating of the film The Pillow Book

    Typical Greenaway: splendid aesthetics, poor story.

  5. Rebecca DeLucia's rating of the film The Pillow Book

    all that’s wonderful about greenaway is buried here under a convoluted, exoticist story

  6. Eliza Lupu's rating of the film The Pillow Book

    "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."

  7. Masoud Einabadi's rating of the film The Pillow Book

  8. kokeshi's rating of the film The Pillow Book

    3.8 “ L’odore di ogni tipo di carta mi deliziava. Mi ricordava il profumo della pelle”

  9. Elena's rating of the film The Pillow Book

    3.5 // what a graceful obsession she had

  10. Balthaz21's rating of the film The Pillow Book

  11. Adam Whybray's rating of the film The Pillow Book

    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!

  12. Jdsarmientoburgos's rating of the film The Pillow Book

    Greenaway’s most unique film, who even knew calligraphy could be so damn sexy? For acquired tastes perhaps but I applaud anything that can be this lavishing and original in style.

  13. Mariana Vilhena's rating of the film The Pillow Book

  14. Michael Diers's rating of the film The Pillow Book

    Avantgardistisch dargestellte Erotik, zudem als Biografie unter Ausreizung filmischer Mittel. Ein Film der etwas anderen Art. Betörend und gleichzeitig Erschütternd.

  15. AVA's rating of the film The Pillow Book

    Ungewöhnlich.Erfreulich.Unvergesslich.

  16. FISCHER's rating of the film The Pillow Book

    Une oeuvre fort dense, d'une indéniable beauté, dont le raffinement et l'esthétisme risquent hélas de rebuter plus d'un... www.cinefiches.com

  17. ermete polpette's rating of the film The Pillow Book

  18. Alexander Dunkelberger's rating of the film The Pillow Book

    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.

  19. Disa's rating of the film The Pillow Book

  20. Davidavich's rating of the film The Pillow Book

    I feel like I'm missing a lot by not being able to read kanji. It's a huge layer of the story missing. Conceptually the film is appealing but so slow-paced and story-less at times that I couldn't dig in.

  21. Ruiz Buñuel's rating of the film The Pillow Book

    Impressive on the surface, but the overall idea didn't really appeal to me.

  22. marika ames's rating of the film The Pillow Book

  23. tintinmugshot's rating of the film The Pillow Book

  24. Chris's rating of the film The Pillow Book

    Ewan McGregor is paper.

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