The Belly of an Architect

United Kingdom, 1987

Film
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This is the story of a distinguished American architect, Stanley Kracklite, who goes to Rome’s Museum and Mausoleum of Western Art, to put on an exhibition in memory of his hero, the 18th century visionary, French architect, Etienne Louis Boullee. Kracklite becomes more and more preoccupied with his work and obsessed with his health, and in doing so alienates his wife. The visual style of the film aims for a continual background of architecture to indicate that man is persistently lost in its shadow.

Credits

Duration

01:58:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1987

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

300193

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Avant-garde (Aesthetics)

Crafts & Visual Arts → Architecture

Crafts & Visual Arts → Avant-garde (Aesthetics)

Experimental

Experimental → Experimental films - Great Britain

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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