Brothers Quay Collection

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This disc contains ten short films from the distinctive Stephen and Timothy Quay. The titles of the films on this disc are The Cabinet of Jan Svankmajer, Rehearsals for Extinct Anatomies, Anamorphosis, The Comb, Street of Crocodiles, Are We Still Married, Can't Go Wrong Without You, The Epic of Gilgamesh, Tales From the Vienna Woods, and Dramolet. Each film is presented in its original theatrical aspect ratio. Supplemental materials include a print interview with the brothers. This is an excellent disc for anyone...
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This disc contains ten short films from the distinctive Stephen and Timothy Quay. The titles of the films on this disc are The Cabinet of Jan Svankmajer, Rehearsals for Extinct Anatomies, Anamorphosis, The Comb, Street of Crocodiles, Are We Still Married, Can't Go Wrong Without You, The Epic of Gilgamesh, Tales From the Vienna Woods, and Dramolet. Each film is presented in its original theatrical aspect ratio. Supplemental materials include a print interview with the brothers. This is an excellent disc for anyone with an interest in animation.
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Barnes & Noble - Amy Robinson
This gorgeous collection presents ten surrealist masterworks of animation by the Brothers Quay, a pair of identical twins from Pennsylvania who rank among the finest and most unique modern animators. "The Cabinet of Jan Svankmajer" follows the training of an apprentice in stop-motion filmmaking by the legendary Czech animator Svankmajer, represented by a book-topped amalgam living in an Escher-esque world of drawers. The Quays' fascination with Eastern European themes is most apparent in the paranoia-filled "Street of Crocodiles," in which our hero is reconstituted by blank, doll-headed tormentors. In a departure from their usual desaturation of color, the fever dream "The Comb" features an atypically warm palette and incorporates bits of live action. Also featured are "Anamorphosis," an amusing educational art film; "Rehearsals for Extinct Anatomies," an ever-evolving musical fantasia; the spider-and-the-fly tale, "The Epic of Gilgamesh"; and the striking "Stille Nacht" shorts, a quartet of music videos and promotional films. As a bonus, this package includes a trailer for the duo's feature film, a brief interview, and their first animated short, "Nocturna Artificilia," an assured piece that paved the way for a most singular career. The Quay's world of discarded toys, rusty screws, and other dusty remnants of modern life is bizarrely memorable, striking, and haunting.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/1/2000
  • UPC: 738329017026
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  • Source: Kino Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Black & White
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2:00:00
  • Format: DVD

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapter Index
1. The Cabinet Of Jan Svankmajer [13:45]
2. The Epic Of Gilgamesh [10:17]
3. Street Of Crocodiles [20:33]
4. Rehearsals For Extinct Anatomies [13:59]
5. Dramolet [1:48]
6. The Comb [17:20]
7. Anamorphosis [13:42]
8. Are We Still Married? [3:20]
9. Tales From The Vienna Woods [4:17]
10. Can'T Go Wrong Without You [3:56]
11. End Credits [:54]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Credits
   Bonus
      Nocturna Artificialia
      Interview With The Brothers Quay
      Institute Benjamenta Theatrical Trailer
      Start Feature
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Mesmerizing In Every Sense!

    Sharp, poetic, imaginative, these are the words that come to mind when I watched the Quay's astonishing short films. The time-consuming task of stop-action film is impressive enough, but the sets, characters, colors and movements in the Quay's collection were simply the best I've ever seen within this genre. What are they about? That's open to anyone's interpretation, but isn't that the aim of effective art? Faultless!

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