The collected shorts of Jan Svankmajer.

Format
Video/Projected medium
Language
  • Czech
  • German
  • English
Published/​Created
Brooklyn, N.Y. : KimStim, [2005]
Description
2 videodiscs (162 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.

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Subject(s)
Library of Congress genre(s)
Series
KimStim collection [More in this series]
Summary note
"Utilizing a delirious combination of puppets, humans, stop-motion animation and live action, Svankmajer's films conjure up a dreamlike universe that is at once dark, macabre, witty and perversely visceral. This is a collection of short works"--Container.
Notes
  • Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian videos in the Princeton University Library.
  • Collective title from container.
  • Vol. 1 includes short films from 1965-1980, vol. 2 includes short films from 1982-1992; most made for divisions of Krátký Film Praha.
  • Special features: v.1. Selected artwork; trailer for "Little Otik"; poem, "Economical suicide"; biographical sketch; filmography; alphabetical title index. v.2. BBC documentary: "Animator of Prague"; poem "In the cellar"; biographical sketch; filmography; alphabetical title index. Print essay: "Filmmaker as Alchemist"
System details
DVD ; Dolby digital, mono.
Language note
Czech, German and English with English subtitles.
Contents
  • Vol. 1: Hra s kameny = A game with stones / Froschberg Zeigt Filmstudio (1965, 9 min.)
  • Rakvičkárna = Punch and Judy / Loutkový Film Praha (1966, 10 min.)
  • Et cetera / Loutkový Film Praha (1966, 7 min.)
  • Picknick mit Weismann = Picnic with Weissmann / Studio A Zeigt (1969, 13 min.)
  • Byt = The flat Loutkový Film Praha / (1968, 13 min.)
  • Tichý týden v dome = A quiet week in the house / Krátký Film Studio (1969, 19 min.)
  • Zánik domu Usheru = The fall of the House of Usher / Krátký Film Praha (1980, 15 min.) ; vol. 2: Možnosti dialogu = Dimensions of dialogue / Studio Jiřího Trnky (1982, 12 min.)
  • Do pivnice = Down to the cellar / Slovenská Filmová Tvorba (1983, 15 min.)
  • Kyvadlo, jáma a nadeje = The pendulum, the pit and hope (1983, 16 min.)
  • Zamilované maso = Meat love (1988, 1 min.)
  • Flora / [MTV] (1989, 20 sec.)
  • Konec stalinismu v Čechách = The death of Stalinism in Bohemia / BBC, Nomad Films (1990, 15 min.)
  • Jídlo = Food / Koninck International & Heart of Europe (1992, 17 min.).
Other title(s)
Animator of Prague.
Collective title on menu screen
  • Jan Svankmajer shorts
Publisher no.
KS2025
OCLC
61182983
Universal Product Code
  • 698452220253
Other standard number
  • 00698452220253
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