The Resource The belly of an architect, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; Film Four International and British Screen in association with Hemdale and SACIS present ; a British/Italian co-production, Mondial Ltd. (London) - Tangram Film SRL (Roma) ; a Colin Callender production ; produced by Colin Callender and Walter Donohue ; a film by Peter Greenaway

The belly of an architect, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; Film Four International and British Screen in association with Hemdale and SACIS present ; a British/Italian co-production, Mondial Ltd. (London) - Tangram Film SRL (Roma) ; a Colin Callender production ; produced by Colin Callender and Walter Donohue ; a film by Peter Greenaway

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The belly of an architect
Title
The belly of an architect
Statement of responsibility
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; Film Four International and British Screen in association with Hemdale and SACIS present ; a British/Italian co-production, Mondial Ltd. (London) - Tangram Film SRL (Roma) ; a Colin Callender production ; produced by Colin Callender and Walter Donohue ; a film by Peter Greenaway
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  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Stourley Kracklite, a burly middle-aged American architect, is in Rome to organize a large-scale exhibition of the work of Etienne-Louis Boullee (1728-1799), a visionary French architect. His wife Louisa is along, and a little bored with his cerebral fixations. Surrounded by Roman art and architecture--whose perfect scaling and Classicist surfaces he has always admired--Kracklite is overcome by narcissistic jealousy. Amidst the graceful clean domes, virile statues, and sturdily parallel columns of Roman monuments, Kracklite suspects Louisa of trying to poison him as his prodigious gut begins giving him searing pains. Anxious and paranoid, he's undone by his fear that despite his internal inspirations, an architect is a speck of a thing compared to what he builds--huge, material spectacles that far outlive their progenitors
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UMC
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Written and directed by Peter Greenaway ; director of photography, Sacha Vierny ; art director, Luciana Vedovelli ; editor, John Wilson ; music, Wim Mertens, Glenn Branca ; costume designer, Maurizio Millenotti ; architechture consultant, Costantino Dardi
Language note
In English with optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles; closed captioned
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.B452 2014
PerformerNote
Brian Dennehy (Stourley Kracklite), Chloe Webb (Louisa Kracklite), Lambert Wilson (Caspasian Speckler), Sergio Fantoni (Io Speckler), Stefania Casini (Flavia Speckler), Vanni Corbellini (Frederico), Marino Mase (Trettorio), Enrica Maria Scrivano (Mother), Alfredo Varelli (Julio)
Runtime
119
Series statement
Metro Goldwyn Mayer limited edition collection
Technique
live action
The belly of an architect, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; Film Four International and British Screen in association with Hemdale and SACIS present ; a British/Italian co-production, Mondial Ltd. (London) - Tangram Film SRL (Roma) ; a Colin Callender production ; produced by Colin Callender and Walter Donohue ; a film by Peter Greenaway
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The belly of an architect, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; Film Four International and British Screen in association with Hemdale and SACIS present ; a British/Italian co-production, Mondial Ltd. (London) - Tangram Film SRL (Roma) ; a Colin Callender production ; produced by Colin Callender and Walter Donohue ; a film by Peter Greenaway
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Originally released as a motion picture in 1987
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Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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other
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Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883904303787
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)900731947
System details
DVD; 1:85:1 format; Dolby stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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