Phantom Museums: the Short Films of the Quay Brothers

Phantom Museums: the Short Films of the Quay Brothers

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With The Cabinet of Jan Svankmajer, Stephen and Timothy Quay pay tribute to the Czech animator Svankmajer (their mentor) through a series of brief symbolic episodes featuring a literally bookish professor -- the pages of the book emerge from his open skull -- and a young child. In a dream-like room featuring multitudinous drawers, the professor teaches a seriesSee more details below

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With The Cabinet of Jan Svankmajer, Stephen and Timothy Quay pay tribute to the Czech animator Svankmajer (their mentor) through a series of brief symbolic episodes featuring a literally bookish professor -- the pages of the book emerge from his open skull -- and a young child. In a dream-like room featuring multitudinous drawers, the professor teaches a series of lessons, including several which suggest learning stop-motion animation itself. Both pieces feature the Quays' trademark obsessively detailed, carefully orchestrated visuals in the service of mysterious, unsettling, dream-like narratives.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/24/2007
UPC:
0795975108638
Rating:
NR
Source:
Zeitgeist Films
Region Code:
1
Time:
5:17:00
Sales rank:
29,401

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