Dark Alchemy: The Films of Jan Svankmajerby Peter Hames (Editor)
Czech animator Jan Svankmajer is one of the most distinctive and influential of contemporary filmmakers. 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 1968. This collection of essays presents a complete portrait of this fascinating filmmaker.
- Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
- Publication date:
- Contributions to the Study of Popular Culture Series
- Product dimensions:
- 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)
Meet the Author
PETER HAMES is Course Leader in Film, Television, and Radio Studies at Staffordshire University. He has written widely on Czech and Slovak cinema over many years. He is author of The Czechoslovak New Wave (1985) and contributor to Five Filmmakers: Challenging the Boundaries (1991) and Post New Wave Cinema in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe (1989). He has published in a range of journals including Sight and Sound, New Statesman and Society, and Index on Censorship.
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