DARK ALCHEMY THE FILMS OF JAN SVANKMAJER PDF

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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Want to Read saving…. Chloe marked it as to-read Apr 27, In challenging accepted narrative, the “bourgeoisie” of realism nezvaland the thematic and formal conventions of the mainstream media, Svankmajer’s work is startlingly dynamic, subversive, and confrontational.

Dark Alchemy: The Films of Jan Švankmajer

Sofia marked it as to-read May 20, Cyclopean Dissident flms it it was amazing Feb 26, 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.

Beamish13 marked it as to-read Jun 22, Chalen Kelly rated it really liked it Jun 26, As a filmmaker, Svankmajer is constantly exploring and analyzing his concern with power, fear and anxiety, confrontation and destruction, magic, the irrational and the absurd, and aalchemy a bleak outlook on the possibilities for dialogue.

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Aug 03, Nate D rated it liked it Recommends it for: Daniel rated it really liked it Dec 03, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Tye is a series of essays dealing with Czech stop-motion surrealist Jan Svankmajer, now in his 70s and still a prominent creative force. To ask other readers questions about Dark Alchemyplease sign up.

Wikimedia Italia added it Dec 31, Jayme Russell added it Aug 17, Ryan Martin added it May 09, Proun rated it liked it Aug 06, In challenging accepted narrative, the bourgeoisie of realism nezvaland the thematic and formal conventions of the mainstream media, Svankmajer’s work is startlingly dynamic, subversive, and confrontational.

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Czech animator Jan Svankmajer is one of the most distinctive and influential of contemporary filmmakers. Steve Morrison rated it really liked it Aug 03, 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.

Sarah Horsman rated it it was amazing Mar 08, Like his contemporaries–including playwright president Vaclav Havel, and, in exile, novelist Milan Kundera and filmmaker Milos Forman–Svankmajer’s dominant life experiences have been the realities of the Stalinist system, both the explicit state terror of the s and the Brezhnevist neo-Stalinism of the alchmy and the s.

Like his contemporaries–including playwright president Vaclav Havel, and, in exile, novelist Milan Kundera and filmmaker Milos Forman–Svankmajer’s dominant life experiences have been the realities of the Stalinist system, both the explicit state terror of the s and the Brezhnevist neo-Stalinism of the s and the s. After training in puppetry and working in the Prague theatre, he made his first film in 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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S Suzanne rated it really liked it Apr 13, Dark Alchemy Peter Hames Snippet view – 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. James Mullard rated it really liked it Oct 15, Lists with This Book.

Laura marked it as to-read Nov 18, Levente Zoltani is currently reading it Apr 18, Elena Nozdracheva marked it as to-read Oct 21, Since then, he has continued his highly visual and poetic approach in two feature-length films, “Neco z Alenky” “Alice,” and “Lekce Faust” “Faust,”