The Belly of an Architect (1987)
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as Stourley Kracklite
as Louisa Kracklite
as Caspasian Speckler
as Io Speckler
as Flavia Speckler
as Julio Ficcone
as Old Doctor
as Little Boy
as The Nose Man
as Young Doctor
Critic Reviews for The Belly of an Architect
There's a good deal here to relish, even if the piece as a whole eventually descends into the same hermetic serialism of motifs that has consumed most of Greenaway's pictures.
Brian Dennehy gives a towering performance as a middle-aged architect in Rome on a special project that becomes an obsession.
The most telling parallel is that between Kracklite, with his perpetual stomach upset, and director Greenaway: Both are pretentious gasbags.
Not one of Greenaway's more successful efforts
Audience Reviews for The Belly of an Architect
A Belly of transgression.Snatching Mertens,offering Dennehy his must-see performance and yes folks,this is Peter Greenaway,out of the best directors working in and most importantly for cinema.Gasping with awe,the appropriate toast to a twisting little diamond from Albion.Nations,personalities collide with misery and treachery.Amongst 87's works of art for sure.
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