Directed by Peter Greenaway • 1978 • United Kingdom
Starring Colin Cantlie
In this mocking short, the fictional Institute of Reclamation and Restoration attempts to reconstruct (Peter Greenaway alter ego) Tulse Luper’s study of the aesthetic and ecological impact of various trees, posts, and poles on the English landscape. Greenaway deploys innovative juxtapositions of sound and image, as well as a display of wit that mixes sensible nonsense and earnest understatement. VERTICAL FEATURES REMAKE also boasts an evocative score by Michael Nyman.