Among Peter Greenaway's
impenetrably beautiful and maddeningly symmetrical films, The Belly Of An Architect (1987) might be the most accessible. In it a rotund
Brian Dennehy plays Stourley Kracklite (a name worthy of Edward Gorey), the
designer of the title, who travels to Rome with his young wife (Chloe Webb) for
an exhibition of his favorite architect, the visionary 18th century genius Étienne-Louis Boullée.