Nightwatching - Softcover


  • Nightwatching is the screenplay for the film written and directed by Peter Greenaway (2006). With this film, Greenaway proposes, for the 400th anniversary of the birth of Rembrandt, a re-reading of this most celebrated painting, The Nightwatch , created in 1642, in Amsterdam, at a time in his life when Rembrandt was rich and at the start of his world fame. However, he had reluctantly accepted the commission to paint the Amsterdam Militia, a work which marked the beginning of the end of his good fortune, for his life went into decline after this painting, when its 32 participants conspired to destroy him
  • In the manner of his film, The Draughtsman's Contract, Peter Greenaway carries out an investigation through listening to the sound-track of the painting in order to let us discover the evidence of a murder at work
  • The photomontage assembled in the book is taken from Rembrandt's The Nightwatch, and is presented by Peter Greenaway in such a way as to name all the characters of the film

Pages: 128

Published: June 2006

Size (cm): 21.4 x 18.6 x 1

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