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Tulse Luper Update: Twice before we’ve discussed Peter Greenaway’s “upcoming” multimedia project The Tulse Luper Suitcases: three movies, two books, a VJ tour (.wmv interview about a similar project, Nightwatching, to give you some idea of what a VJ tour is), and more. With the recent launch of the online multiplayer game, The Tulse Luper Journey , perhaps the project is no longer upcoming at all. The story centers on 92 suitcases related to the life of Greenaway’s alter ego Tulse Luper. Discovered in various locations around the globe, the suitcases illustrate the history of Uranium (and by extension the history of the 20th century). Read Greenaway’s lecture on the project here, hear an interview focused on the VJ performance here, or read stories attributed to Tulse Luper here. [More Inside]
posted by jrb223 (12 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
If you’re unfamiliar with Greenaway, here’s a youtube primer of his early work:

Intervals (1969)
H is for House (1973)
Windows (1975)

And a selection from Greenaway’s first feature, The Falls (1980)
posted by jrb223 at 10:11 AM on June 6, 2006


This sounds like it could be great.
posted by bardic at 10:36 AM on June 6, 2006


Discovered in various locations around the globe, the suitcases illustrate the history of Uranium

this is like "deal or no deal" for smart people.
posted by StrasbourgSecaucus at 11:26 AM on June 6, 2006


Peter Greenaway is brilliant. I've been a fan since I saw "Drowning by Numbers" in college. He brings a real visual artist's sensibility to his film work -- nearly every frame of his movies works as a standalone piece of art, with interesting use of color, light and shadow, and composition.
posted by koreth at 1:03 PM on June 6, 2006


If you’re unfamiliar with Greenaway, here’s a youtube primer of his early work

That shouldn't be allowed. Watching Greenaway on scritchy glitchy YouTube is like, er, I dunno, watching Hamlet performed by a cast retarded eels.
posted by jack_mo at 1:06 PM on June 6, 2006


The Greenaway snob in me agrees with you jack_mo, but at the same time, other than intervals, the two films I've linked to there are really driven by narration the way The Falls is. I first saw The Falls on scritchy glitchy (probably bootleg) VHS, and it still affected me, and induced me to go out and get an all region DVD player and order the Region 2 disc of the early works of Peter Greenaway. Hopefully someone will check out the youtube films and have a similar experience.

I'd also pay good money to see Hamlet performed by a cast of retarded eels.
posted by jrb223 at 1:26 PM on June 6, 2006


When will Gang Lion, Cissie Colpitts, Van Hoyten get their own movie projects?
posted by Rashomon at 1:44 PM on June 6, 2006


Wasn't Drowning By Numbers about Cissie Colpitts? That's actually one of the few Greenaway films I haven't seen, but I seem to recall it being popular among Mefites after reading comments in several other Greenaway threads.
posted by jrb223 at 1:49 PM on June 6, 2006


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posted by sluglicker at 7:31 PM on June 6, 2006


Love what little Greenaway I've seen, but I don't have a lot time to go explore all these links--so I'll risk what may be a stupid question: Does it mean anything that his alter ego's name is Repulse Slut spelled backwards?
posted by ancientgower at 8:11 PM on June 6, 2006


er, lot of time, and I should say, this week. Of course I'm bookmarking it for later.
posted by ancientgower at 8:12 PM on June 6, 2006


You know, as a long-time Greenaway snob (saw The Falls in a real theater, even own the recently published book)... Let me be the first to say.. This Tulse Luper stuff is too self-indulgent. I can't quite decide if it's even more distasteful than Lynch's TM obsession or not.
posted by Nelson at 8:13 PM on June 6, 2006


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