Jan Svankmajer: film as puppet theatre

Frost, J. (2016) Jan Svankmajer: film as puppet theatre. Animation Studies, 11. ISSN 1930-1928.

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Jan Švankmajer’s use of the puppet as a bridge between live action and stop-motion animation dominate his feature films and shorts. The confusions and interactions between reality, the controlled puppet and the animated object express the idea that animation is not merely a special effect but a tangible metaphor for manipulation. Švankmajer’s interest in the occult arts reveal the underlying philosophy of cinema as an ultimately magical event.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF1404 Occult sciences
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1560 The performing arts. Show business
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Media Art and Design
Depositing User: Mr James Frost
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2017 13:28
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2018 08:01
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/15391

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