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a clockwork black and white
29 August 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

In one of two adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe stories - the other was an adaptation of "The Fall of the House of Usher" - Jan Svankmajer puts his own spin on things. This adaptation of "The Pit and the Pendulum" is nothing like the campy Vincent Price version. "Kyvadlo, jama a nadeje" has a really horrific feel. Aside from the fact that we see the pendulum from the protagonist's POV, we also see the gears running it; sort of like seeing the man behind the curtain in that respect. But even after the pendulum, there's still more for him to experience.

I agree with a previous reviewer who compared this movie to "2001: A Space Odyssey", how it looks at technology taking over (in that respect, we could also add "A Clockwork Orange"). Definitely worth seeing.


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