A Book of Motion

This book drums against the bookcase shelf, and, because it is always bursting of its own volition, it has to be held down with a brass weight. It describes how the eye changes its shape when looking at great distances and how laughter changes the face. It explains how ideas chase one another in the memory, and where thought goes when it is finished with, codified and explained in animated drawings are all the possibilities for dance in the human body.

From the narration in Peter Greenaway's film, Prospero's Books, an adaptation of William Shakespeare's The Tempest.

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