Dark Alchemy has 24 ratings and 1 review. Nate D said: This is a series of essays dealing with Czech stop-motion surrealist Jan Svankmajer, now in his The Cinema of Jan Svankmajer explores the legacy of this legendary Czech surrealist filmmaker, a key influence on directors such as Terry Gilliam and Tim. Introduction / Peter Hames; The film experiment / Peter Hames; Jan Svankmajer: a Mannerist Surrealist / Michael O’Pray; Thinking through things: the presence.
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During the course of this process, the pre-product emerges into the conscious several times to form further reality impulses so that it may once more alchemt itself below the surface back to the subconscious where it carries on its work.
Deb marked it as to-read Feb 26, Lists with This Book. Sofia marked it as to-read May 20, Alexandria added it Nov 30, Stephen Williamson rated it it was amazing Jun 18, As a leading member of the Prague Surrealist Group, his work is linked to a rich avant-garde tradition and an uncompromising moral stance that brought frequent tensions with the authorities in the He directed a number of important films in the s, including the live-action and Kafkaesque “Byt” “The Flat,” and “Zahrada” “The Garden,” and consolidated his international reputation with “Moznosti dialogu” “Dimensions of Dialogue” in Since then, he has continued fklms highly visual and poetic approach in two feature-length films, “Neco z Alenky” “Alice,” and “Lekce Faust” “Faust,” Svankmajer’s formative influences have been the pre-war surrealists, the Prague of Rudolf II, experimental theatre, folk puppetry and, above all, the political traumas of the past 50 years.
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Karina added it Apr 14, Inspiration is, then, the doorbell to the door of a house which tells me that the internal model is ready and that I can come up and collect it. This is a series of essays dealing with Czech stop-motion surrealist Jan Svankmajer, now in his 70s and still a prominent creative force.
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Since the parts are independent of one another, I’d jump straight to the central interview with Svankmajer himself, and then move on to whichever parts interest you. Sean Murphy rated it really liked it Apr 08, Azhar Nasar added it Sep 11, As a leading member of the Prague Surrealist Group, his work is linked to a rich avant-garde tradition and an uncompromising moral stance that brought frequent tensions with the authorities in the normalization years following the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 19 Czech animator Jan Svankmajer is one of dagk most distinctive and influential of contemporary filmmakers.
James Mullard rated it really liked it Oct 15, After training in puppetry and working in the Prague theatre, he made his first film in Sheryl rated it it was amazing Sep 23, The essence of my creative work is an internal model which is shaped by both conscious and unconscious elements. cark
Since then, he has continued his highly visual and poetic approach in two feature-length films, Neco z Alenky Alice, and Lekce Faust Faust, Shadow Pup rated it really liked it Jun 23, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
Veronika marked it as to-read Aug 09, I found the opening history of Czech surrealism and avant-garde film particularly useful, and it has set me onto seeking out much more of Czech New Wave in general. Paperbackpages. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.
Heather Dodgson rated it it was amazing Dec 26, Here’s a bit from the interview, which seems particularly germane, not only to viewing Svankmajer, but in dealing with anyone whose work dredges up dreams and cryptic desires say, Murakami and Lynch: Harry Sumnall xlchemy it really liked it Jun 15, The impulse coming from the world around from reality is treated in the unconscious boiler of an internal laboratory to which I have no access.