Or more accurately
7.5 for the film + 0.5 for it being in the city I love the most
Trying to break down every image, word and symbol in films like The Belly of an Architect is almost self defeating- to fully appreciate this, you need to inhabit the bizarrely rich world of bellies, noses, and intestines that Greenaway has created. It reminds me a lot of Żuławski's Cosmos (which I am increasingly thinking may be a latter day masterpiece), in the way that once your mind is tuned into the weird logic, everything comes together visually, thematically and sonically (it shares a cinematographer with one of Żuławski's intermediate works, which may well be significant).
>My belly hurts
>I wish I was in Chicago designing a building
>tfw no qt dome