The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover

N.p. N.p., 1989. Two vintage reference photographs from the set of the 1989 film, one showing director Peter Greenaway and actors Alan Howard (the lover), and Helen Mirren (the wife), the other showing Greenaway with actor Richard Bohringer (the cook). Each photograph with a printed mimeo label describing it, and with identifying numbers 1 and 5 respectively, each affixed to the verso.

Greenaway's most successful and also most controversial film, following an oafish gangster's sophisticated wife as she begins a doomed affair with a patron of her husband's high-class French restaurant. The film garnered attention at the time of its release for its stylish but graphic violence, decadent cinematography (which was, as with many films in Greenaway's oeuvre, inspired by Flemish Baroque painting), and explicit depictions (and notions) of sexuality.

Set in the UK.

One photograph 8 x 10 inches, one photograph 10 x 8 inches. Fine.

Complete collation details available on request.


[Book #149674]

Price: $375.00