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Švankmajer, Jan 1934-

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Alice by Jan Švankmajer( Visual )

93 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice: A little girl follows an elusive White Rabbit and so begins this dream expedition into the landscape of childhood, combining techniques of animation, puppet theatre and live action in ?vankmajer's surreal version of Alice's adventures in Wonderland
Touching and imagining : an introduction to tactile art by Jan Švankmajer( )

21 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written after the author stopped directing films and based around his tactile art objects, poems, experiments and games, also includes dialogues with and artworks by other Czech and Slovak surrealist artists
Faust by De Ge( Visual )

44 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An everyman lured off the streets of Prague finds himself becoming Faust and entering a world of mind-boggling magic and strange encounters. He summons up Mephisto, makes his awful pact and is plunged into a world of laughing devils, dreams and nightmares
Little Otik = Otesánek by Jan Švankmajer( Visual )

38 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in Czech and English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jan Svankmajer's fourth feature is the story of a thirtysomething couple who, despite their infertility, yearn to have a baby. When Karel (Jan Hartl), the husband, digs up a stump that resembles a newborn, he varnishes it and presents it to his wife, Bozena (Veronika Zilkova), hoping to comfort her and fill the void in their lives. To his astonishment, Bozena immediately begins treating the stump like a real child, and the two dub the stump Otik. Karel's astonishment grows when Bozena manages to nurse Otik into a mewling, living baby, a newborn with a wooden body and a voracious appetite. It isn't long before Otik devours the family cat and the postman, forcing the couple into a quandary. However, Alzbetka, their precocious pre-adolescent neighbor, has discovered the couple's secret by reading a Czech folk tale that parallels the strange occurrences next door, giving the young girl an idea of her own for Otik. As in Svankmajer's superb 1996 film CONSPIRATORS OF PLEASURE, the director uses his trademark stop-motion animation sparingly and focuses on his characters' desires, invariably making them seem perverse (food is always particularly grotesque in Svankmajer's universe). Brilliant, funny, and frightening, LITTLE OTIK is a wonderfully entertaining and disturbing film. Original Production Date: 2000. DVD
European short films( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in Multiple languages and English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second collection of European short films from Cinema16. This specially compiled two-disc edition of classic, cult and award winning shorts from European filmmakers marks the launch of Cinema16 in the US. It features previously unseen short films and early works by some of today's most notable European filmmakers, as well as award-winning films from its rising stars. The release features some of the best shorts from Cinema16's previous releases as well as some new additions
Spiklenci slasti( Visual )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Food: A surreal and humorous look at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 1993 (14 min.)
Lunacy( Visual )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in Czech and English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man becomes involved with a decadent marquis and his lavish and kinky lifestyle in 19th century France. Features mix of live action and stop-motion animation
The ossuary : and other tales( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in Czech and English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last trick: two magicians compete attempt to out-do each other in an escalating competition ; Don Juan: chronicles the life of the title character ; The garden: a man visits a friend in his garden and discovers some unusual practices ; Historia naturae: a study of various animal species ; Johann Sebastian Bach: an array of visual images accompany a pianist playing a piece by Bach ; The ossuary: a journey around the Sedlec Ossuary, a monument made of the skeletons of thousands of Black Death victims ; The Otrants Castle: a documentary-style story of a castle ; Darkness light darkness: the component parts of a human body go about reconstructing themselves into a whole ; Manly games: a spectator becomes drawn into an especially violent game of football
The collected shorts of Jan Svankmajer by Jan Švankmajer( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The collected shorts of Jan Svankmajer : the later years( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in Czech and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utilizing a combination of puppets, humans, stop-motion animation and live-action, Svankmajer's films conjure up a surreal universe that is at once dark, macabre and witty
The collected shorts of Jan Svankmajer : the early years( Visual )

5 editions published in 2003 in Czech and English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utilizing a combination of puppets, humans, stop-motion animation and live-action, Svakmajer's films conjure up a surreal universe that is at once dark, macabre and witty
Cinema 16 : European short films by Lukas Moodysson( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and Multiple languages and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

16 short and student films by British directors
Švankmajer's Faust : the script : including a preface by the author and excerpts from his diary kept during filming by Jan Švankmajer( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scenes from the surreal( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

3 animated films by Svankmajer and a documentary about him and his techniques. In the 1st animated film, a fragmented man tries to rebuild his body with help & hindrance from some very insistent body parts ; the 2nd is about a soccer match in which "taking out a man" is more important than scoring goals ; the 3rd is an iconoclastic and humorous look at the mythic downfall of Stalinism in Czechoslovakia
Jan Svankmejer, alchemist of the surreal : the world renowned master of animation( Visual )

2 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in Czech and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five works of the master Czech animator showing his use of a wide assortment of techniques and crafts
Jan Švankmajer : courts métrages by Jan Švankmajer( Visual )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

6 courts métrages du grand maître de l'animation en volume. Indispensable pour tout fan d'animation. Jan Svankmajer est lun des cinéastes danimation tchèques les plus importants de sa génération. La vision novatrice de cet artiste aux multiples talents, membre du groupe surréaliste de Prague, repousse les limites de notre imagination. Avec un formidable brio technique, il nous soumet une perception inédite du monde qui provoque chez le spectateur une jubilation sans égale. En image par image ou en prises de vues réelles, ces six courts-métrages nous font pénétrer un univers unique et profondément personnel où la comédie se mêle à lonirisme et au fantastique
The ossuary and other tales( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Czech and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of animated shorts by director Jan Svankmajer exploring the roles of violence, love, masculinity, nature, and music in our lives
Das Kabinett des Jan Švankmajer : [das Pendel, die Grube und andere Absonderlichkeiten] = The cabinet of Jan Švankmajer : [the pendulum, the pit, and other peculiarities] by Jan Švankmajer( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Czech animation filmmaker Jan Švankmajer is one of the internationally most renowned practitioners within the genre. The spectrum of his creative activity ranges from political films to lyrical works and works based on adaptations of literature, and on to lyrical explorations of his filmic material. His shorter films, often leaning towards the surreal, dissolve logical contexts of meaning, construing, instead, weird, dreamlike stories that appear to exist outside the confines of space and time. He breathes life into dead matter, and goes in search of those morbid traits in the living that suggest the dark side of existence, the uncanny, and the labyrinthine ways of the psyche. These unfamiliar perspectives give birth to incomparable, fairytale-like satires. Included is an interview with Jan Švankmajer by Gerald A. Matt
Jan Svankmajer : the complete short films by Jan Švankmajer( Visual )

9 editions published between 1964 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third disc of two-and-a-half hours of extra material includes a bonus short, Johanes Doktor Faust (1958); the original 54-minute version of The Cabinet of Jan Svankmajer (1984) with a brand new introduction by the Quay Brothers; the French documentary Les Chimères des Svankmajer (2001); interviews with Jan and Eva Svankmajer and examples of their work in other media. There's also a chance to see some Svankmajer special effects, created for commercial Czech features when he was banned from making his own films. The 54-page booklet includes an introduction to Svankmajer by Michael O'Pray; detailed film notes by Michael Brooke, Simon Field, Michael O'Pray, Julian Petley, A.L. Rees and Philip Strick; notes on the extras
Tma, sveťlo, tma = darkness, light, darkness by Jan Švankmajer( Visual )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this clay animated short, Svankmajer takes creation into his own hands as he demonstrates how indeed man was formed. "From a ball of clay, augmented by such accessories as marbles and dentures, a man builds himself together inside a miniature house. But instead of a heroic story of creation, the sketch becomes a tormented little allegory of imprisonment. Once his arms, legs and head have been attached, he finds himself permanently trapped inside the house, his body twisted in agony."
 
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Alternative Names
Jan Svankmajer

Jan Švankmajer Cinéaste et artiste tchèque

Jan Švankmajer cseh filmrendező

Jan Švankmajer Czech animator, photographer and director

Jan Švankmajer czeski reżyser

Jan Švankmajer regista e sceneggiatore ceco

Jan Švankmajer tschechischer surrealistischer Filmemacher, Poet, Zeichner und Objektkünstler

Jan Švankmajer Tsjechisch filmregisseur

Jans Švankmajers

Jans Švankmajers čehu kinorežisors un mākslinieks

Schuvankumeieru, Yan.

Schuvankumeieru, Yan 1934-

Svankmajer, Jan

Svankmajer, Jan 1934-

Švankmajers, Jans, 1934-

Svankmayer, Jan 1934-

Шванкмайер, Ян

Ян Шванкмаер

Ян Шванкмаєр

یان شوانکمایر

슈반크마이에르, 얀 1934-

얀 슈반크마예르

쯔반크마이어, 얀 1934-

シュヴァンクマイエル, ヤン

シュワンクマイエル, ヤン

ヤン・シュヴァンクマイエル

ヤン・シュヴァンクマイエル チェコ人のアニメーション作家、写真家

楊·斯凡克梅耶

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