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Added by Mr. Saturn on 22 Jun 2012 05:46
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Jan Švankmajer's filmography

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Et Cetera (1984)
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An anthology film.
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Food (1993)
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Faust (1994)
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Lunacy (2005)


The filmography of Jan Švankmajer.
Jan Švankmajer - Unlike many artists, I never thought the change of regime in Czechoslovakia would effect a big change in the arts. Both the totalitarian and commercial systems stem from the same civilisation. Arts must be targeted at the roots of that civilisation rather than at the systems it supports.
Terry Gilliam - I don't think people understand symbolism in the West.
JS - They're not forced to live in primitive repression. In a totalitarian system people are hungry for the slightest hint of truth, attuned to viewing imaginatively. (source)

Jan Svankmajer's stop-motion work uses familiar, unremarkable objects in a way which is deeply disturbing. The first film of his that I saw was Alice, and I was extremely unsettled by the image of an animated rabbit which had real fur and real eyes. His films always leave me with mixed feelings, but they all have moments that really get to me; moments that evoke the nightmarish spectre of seeing commonplace things coming unexpectedly to life. - Terry Gilliam (source)

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