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The collected shorts of Jan Svankmajer [videorecording]
Alternate Title Collective title on menu screen: Jan Svankmajer shorts [videorecording]
Brooklyn, N.Y. : KimStim, [2005]
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  PN1997.A1 .C66 2005    AVAILABLE
Subject Švankmajer, Jan, 1934-
Subject(s) Surrealism in motion pictures
Foreign films
Physical Description 2 videodiscs : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in
Note - System Details DVD ; Dolby digital, mono
Language Czech, German and English with English subtitles
Note 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"
Summary "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
Contents Vol. 1: Hra s kameny = A game with stones [videorecording] / Froschberg Zeigt Filmstudio (1965, 9 min.) -- Rakvičkárna = Punch and Judy[videorecording] / Loutkový Film Praha (1966, 10 min.) -- Et cetera [videorecording] / Loutkový Film Praha (1966, 7 min.) -- Picknick mit Weismann = Picnic with Weissmann [videorecording] / Studio A Zeigt (1969, 13 min.) -- Byt = The flat [videorecording] Loutkový Film Praha / (1968, 13 min.) -- Tichý týden v dome = A quiet week in the house [videorecording] / Krátký Film Studio (1969, 19 min.) -- Zánik domu Usheru = The fall of the House of Usher [videorecording] / Krátký Film Praha (1980, 15 min.) ; vol. 2: Možnosti dialogu = Dimensions of dialogue [videorecording] / Studio Jiřího Trnky (1982, 12 min.) -- Do pivnice = Down to the cellar [videorecording] / Slovenská Filmová Tvorba (1983, 15 min.) -- Kyvadlo, jáma a nadeje = The pendulum, the pit and hope [videorecording] (1983, 16 min.) -- Zamilované maso = Meat love [videorecording] (1988, 1 min.) -- Flora [videorecording] / [MTV] (1989, 20 sec.) -- Konec stalinismu v Čechách = The death of Stalinism in Bohemia [videorecording] / BBC, Nomad Films (1990, 15 min.) -- Jídlo = Food [videorecording] / Koninck International & Heart of Europe (1992, 17 min.)
Series KimStim collection
Alternate Author Švankmajer, Jan, 1934-
KimStim, Inc

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