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Dimensions of Dialogue (1983)

Moznosti dialogu (original title)
A three-part depiction of various forms of communication. 'Factual Discussion' depicts three heads (made up of fruit, kitchen utensils and writing implements respectively) endlessly ... See full summary »

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A three-part depiction of various forms of communication. 'Factual Discussion' depicts three heads (made up of fruit, kitchen utensils and writing implements respectively) endlessly devouring and regurgitating each other. 'Passionate Discourse' shows two clay figures romantically intertwined, and the problems with dealing with the end product of their passion, while 'Exhaustive Discussion' shows two animated heads playing a bizarre variant of the old scissors-paper-stone game. Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Disturbing but utterly compelling glimpse into Svankmajer's tortured brilliance
15 July 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

I first stumbled across this mind-bogglingly warped slice of deranged surrealism on late night television, and I was instantly hooked. Jan Svankmajer, love him or loathe him, is a true original - imagine a Nick Park claymation piece rewritten by Robert Crumb at his most acid-fried and animated by a Monty Python-era Terry Gilliam and you'll be on the right track. You'll never forget the stunning ease with which Svankmajer teases out every possible scenario and variation to its logical conclusion, then its illogical conclusion, and then proceeds to go several steps further than that. It's technically brilliant, with some stunning use of sound effects, and exerts a weird, magnetic force that defies you to turn away. You'll never stop wanting to see what happens next.

In its own quiet (and disquieting way), a little masterpiece.


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