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Black Moon (1975) was the Most Honest Surrealist Take on Lewis Carroll’s Alice . . . Until Alice (1988)

We were having a hard time in our initial conversation about August’s Movie of the Month, the fantasy realm art piece Black Moon, in pinpointing an exact interpretation of the film’s basic plot or intent. 843 more words

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EFC II #44 - Alice {Něco z Alenky} (1988)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#44 – Alice (1988)
Dir. Jan Švankmajer
Starring: Kristýna Kohoutová

The forty-forth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, a surreal, bizarre blend of stop motion animation, live action, and the classic Lewis Carroll tale Alice in Wonderland, from Jan Švankmajer: Alice. 47 more words

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10 Movies for Poets

The cinema of poetry — those films based on poems, inspired by the lives of poets, or films filled with emotional and imaginative visuals — has given us some of the most resonant works of art in movie history. 2,055 more words


Jan Švankmajer and his final film

It became extremely difficult for directors to realize a film independent and free from major studios. But now there seems to be a new way. 327 more words

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Jan Svankmajer's Final Film

The legendary Jan Svankmajer is crowdfunding what is to be his last feature length film (hopefully not…a girl can dream).

A local pub in a small town. 107 more words


Animator-in-focus: Jan Svankmajer

Just like his category fluid films, Jan Svankmajer refuses to be pigeon holed as a one kind of filmmaker.

“Animators tend to construct a closed world for themselves, like pigeon fanciers or rabbit breeders.” Svankmajer stated in an interview, “I never call myself an animated filmmaker because I am interested not in animation techniques or creating a complete illusion, but in bringing life to everyday objects.” 92 more words