Anthony Higgins in 1980s
The Draughtsman's Contract
Volumes and volumes were written about this Peter Greenaway's film and I don't think I can add anything. All the superlative degrees are quite appropriate. Masterpiece!
I like this summary:
A young artist is contracted to execute twelve drawings of a lavish country house in 17th century England. Drawn into an amorous relationship with the two devious ladies of the house, he sketches and produces visual hints of murder. He soon finds himself caught in the simmering viciousness of the overrefined souls of the landed aristocracy. As always, Peter Greenaway supplies gorgeous compositions that meditate on the artist's passion for order and the tyranny of systems©whether social or aesthetic. "The most original and compelling British film in years." (Newsweek) "Astonishingly elegant!" (NY Times) "A comedy-mystery laced with Triple-Sec humor."
Soundtrack is at Soundtracks page.
Anthony Higgins' "The Draughtsman's Contract" autographed photos are at "Photos, autographes and portraits" page.
Promo photos are at "Movie promotional photos".
Screenshots from "The Draughtsman's Contract. Behind the Scene" and from deleted scenes of the movie are at "Behind the scene" page.
Let's begin with restoration caps. As you know, this movie was made on 16mm film and blown up to 35 mm. So it's quality was very far from perfection. Some restorations made a picture clearer, brighter and richer. Let's take a look!