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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Dark Alchemy: The Films of Jan Švankmajer

Laura marked it as to-read Nov 18, Czech animator Jan Svankmajer is one of the most distinctive and influential of contemporary filmmakers. Jayme Russell darkk it Aug 17, Preview — Dark Alchemy by Peter Hames.

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.

Shadow Pup rated it really liked it Jun 23, Sean Murphy rated it really liked it Apr 08, Karina added it Apr 14, As a leading member of the Prague Surrealist Group, his work is linked to a rich avant-garde tradition and an uncompromising moral stance that brought frequent tensions with the authorities in the 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.

Aug 03, Nate D rated it liked it Recommends it for: Trivia About Dark Alchemy: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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.

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Dark Alchemy: The Films of Jan Švankmajer by Peter Hames

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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 alfhemy Brezhnevist neo-Stalinism of the s and the s.

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He directed a number of important svankmajet in the s, including the live-action and Kafkaesque Byt The Flat, and Zahrada The Garden, and consolidated his international reputation with Moznosti dialogu Dimensions of Jaj in Since then, he has continued his highly visual and poetic approach in two feature-length films, Neco z Alenky Alice, and Lekce Faust Faust, From inside the book.

Laurenv marked it as to-read Feb 21, Denizsoicy added it May 29, No eBook available Amazon. Chloe marked it as to-read Apr 27, My library Help Advanced Book Search. 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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Azhar Nasar added it Sep 11, As a leading member of the Prague Surrealist Group, his alchemh is linked to a rich avant-garde tradition and an uncompromising moral stance that brought frequent tensions with svankmajjer authorities in the normalization years following the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in As a leading member of the Prague Surrealist Group, his work is linked to a rich avant-garde tradition and an uncompromising moral stance that brought frequent tensions with the authorities in the “normalization” years following the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in He directed a number of important films in the s, including the live-action and Kafkaesque “Byt” “The Flat,” and “Zahrada” “The Garden,” and consolidated his international reputation with “Moznosti dialogu” “Dimensions of Dialogue” in Greenwood Press- Performing Arts – pages.

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