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Jan Svankmajer's Alice - 7/10

Really weird film… even by Alice in Wonderland standards.

Being unfamiliar with Czech director Jan Svankmajer’s previous work and also a bit patchy on surrealist cinema in general I didn’t quite know what to expect when I sat down with a pint of Doncaster’s finest ale at Phantom Cinema’s latest screening. 397 more words

Rated 4-7

Short Film Saturday: The Hand

I happened upon this film by chance. I had yet to see a film by Jiří Trnka. Having seen many of Švankmajer’s works I always wanted to. 13 more words

Alice (1988) "Film of the Week"

Alice (1988)

This Lewis Carroll adaptation, from a brilliant Czech surrealist, is too wild and wonderful for kids.

Director: Jan Svankmajer

Best quote: “Alice thought to herself, Now you will see a film…made for children…perhaps.” 165 more words


Hunger - Trailer for Horror Platformer

This is the new game from the team who brought you LittleBigPlanet Vita. Now, Eurogamer describes the artistic look of the game as “Botanicula meets Delicatessen” with a bit of Jan Svankmajer thrown in the mix, and I couldn’t agree more. 37 more words


Jan Svankmajer - Artist Research - Beyond Fiction

my first ideas revolved around the use of clay as a material. Many people recommended Svankmajer for his use of very raw materials for animation. Although I love the look of this animation I think the clay used here is probably plasticine and not actual clay. 74 more words


Moving pictures, #2

More marathon movie watching. I’ll keep the notes on each film short this time, otherwise I’ll end up writing more about films in 2015 than I will books or science fiction… 1,697 more words


Jan Svankmajer, ALICE - Artist Research

I wanted to work with puppets, I enjoyed this piece because of it’s reuse of an older narrative. I am mostly struggling to find or create my own narratives. 34 more words