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Hra s kameny (1967)

Stones of different shapes and colors live and die together.

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Stones of different shapes and colors live and die together.

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During the close-ups of the music box, the amount of rust and the position of the screws keeps changing back and forth. It seems that at some point the music box was cleaned and then the scenes were not displayed in the order in which they were shot. See more »

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stoned...out of my mind
27 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

As the first Jan Svankmajer movie that I ever saw, "Hra s kameny" (alternately called "Spiel mit Steinen" or "A Game with Stones") holds a special place. It shows stones dripping out of a faucet every quarter hour and doing a series of wacky dances, contortions, and whatnot. The kiss is especially impressive. As for the end, I guess that it's saying that all good things have to end eventually - although in this case, it sort of brought the end on itself.

All in all, I've heard how Jan Svankmajer's work is often bizarre (even subversive), but you truly have to see it to believe it. In conclusion, "rock" and roll!


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