A documentary on the subject of the collections of books, instruments and medical anomalies at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia and the Mutter Museum housed there. This short film ...
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Working in the stop-motion puppet animation technique, for which they are best known, this short film by the Quay Brothers revolves around the work and life of Uruguyan writer Felisberto ... See full summary »
A young man goes to a school for servants run by a brother and sister. In the dreamlike and surreal world that he enters, how will his presence impact the people there and possibly even the school itself?
A woman sits alone on a chair at a table in a room on one of the top floors of an asylum. Bright spot lights dot the night, sometimes shining on her window. She sharpens pencils and writes ... See full summary »
Near an extraordinary chair with many legs, a hand is visible gripping an edge. The hand is weathered, the fingers cracked and scarred. The end of a rifle appears and a shot fires. The ... See full summary »
A documentary on the subject of the collections of books, instruments and medical anomalies at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia and the Mutter Museum housed there. This short film represents the first to be made by the internationally recognized Quay Brothers in the United States. While not a stop-motion animation film, a form for which the Quays are best known, the entire film is vibrantly constructed and 'animated'. Musical score by composer Tim Nelson and voice-over provided by Derek Jacobi. Written by
This is a fascinating journey through the exhibits and archives of the famous Mütter Museum in Philadelphia. The film is like entering into the text of the famous Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine, but as poetry. It is not a film for the squeamish, as images of deformity and antique medical instruments must indeed resonate in the darker human recesses. Nevertheless I found this film moving, certainly not a mere field trip.
By the way you can find this DVD through the museum itself. If you have been following the films of the Brothers Quay then you will certainly add this to your collection.
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