Unsung Heroes of Animation

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"When future cinema archaeologists dig deep into the history of the art form that was animation, and its artists, during the late 20th and early 21st centuries, this excellent collection of insightful biographical essays by Chris Robinson, a modern Vasari, will provide invaluable illumination.... Robinson is the perfect guide, viewing as he does over 1,000 animated films a year. His book focuses on a world of little-known, fiercely independent contemporary animators. Robinson writes with keen perception and a critical eye; he is sincere,

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Overview

"When future cinema archaeologists dig deep into the history of the art form that was animation, and its artists, during the late 20th and early 21st centuries, this excellent collection of insightful biographical essays by Chris Robinson, a modern Vasari, will provide invaluable illumination.... Robinson is the perfect guide, viewing as he does over 1,000 animated films a year. His book focuses on a world of little-known, fiercely independent contemporary animators. Robinson writes with keen perception and a critical eye; he is sincere, compassionate, and always passionate about his subjects, many of whom push the borders of film content and technique wide open. His infailingly evocative descriptions of the works make one hungry to see them." —John Canemaker

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780861966653
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2006
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,408,738
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Robinson is an author, freelance writer, and the artistic director of the Ottawa International Animation Festival.

John Libbey Publishing

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Raimund Krumme : the powers that be 4
Ch. 2 Angst for the memories : Stefan Schabenbeck 12
Ch. 3 George Griffin's complicated cartoons 16
Ch. 4 Rene Jodoin : philosopher functionaire 28
Ch. 5 Being Igor Kovalyov 36
Ch. 6 Fat chicks and imbeciles : the films of Priit Parn 48
Ch. 7 There once was a man called Pjotr Sapegin 60
Ch. 8 Dogs, drinks, dads and Dante : the life and art of Paul Fierlinger 74
Ch. 9 Where memories breathe darkness : underneath the hat of Michele Cournoyer 90
Ch. 10 Ryan Larkin : trapped in the addictive allure of illusions 96
Ch. 11 Stripmalls, hookers and dead people : songs of the Quickdraw Animation Society 106
Ch. 12 Fragments of home : the Brothers Quay 114
Ch. 13 If I forget thee, Lenica 118
Ch. 14 Between good and evil : Piotr Dumala's Crime and punishment 124
Ch. 15 The spectacular sounds and images of Studio Filmtechnarna 130
Ch. 16 Pierre Hebert and animation in the age of digital reproduction 140
Ch. 17 Masculinity in crisis : the animated films of Andreas Hykade 148
Ch. 18 Thou Shalt Covet Phil Mulloy 154
Ch. 19 David Ehrlich : excavation of a flawed soul 158
Ch. 20 Steven Woloshen's fun with science 166
Ch. 21 The odysseys of Mati Kutt 172
Ch. 22 A moment, please : Koji Yamamura 180
Ch. 23 Ode to Martha Colburn 186
Ch. 24 Fragments of Stephanie Maxwell 190
Ch. 25 J. J. Villard : an angel betrayed 194
Ch. 26 Signe Baumane : woman mountain horndog world 198
Ch. 27 Roughing it in the Bush 210
Ch. 28 Bathing in the sunlight of Dennis Tupicoff 210
Ch. 29 Gianluigi Toccafondo's puppet consortia denied 224
Ch. 30 Sullivan's travels 244
Ch. 31 Ruth Lingford : old halo coffins layered 254
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