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Johann Sebastian Bach: Fantasia G-moll (1965)

A man plays the Bach piece of the title on the organ, accompanied by images of stone walls with cracks and holes that grow and shrink, intercut with images of doors and wire-meshed windows.

Director:

Jan Svankmajer

Writer:

Jan Svankmajer
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A man plays the Bach piece of the title on the organ, accompanied by images of stone walls with cracks and holes that grow and shrink, intercut with images of doors and wire-meshed windows. Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Animation | Short | Music

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Not Rated
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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

May 1965 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

J.S. Bach - Fantasie in G-Moll See more »

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Production Co:

Krátký Film Praha See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Love Abstract, But This Didn't Do It For Me
16 July 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Hey, I like abstract art. I like it a lot. I've done it, too. I preface my short review with those remarks because I didn't care for the film, and it had nothing to do with appreciating abstract art. Yeah, I know the filmmaker Jan Svankmejer was showing these house objects to the music....but that doesn't make it entertaining. Yeah, I noticed the textures and the shapes. Sometimes "arty" material is vastly overrated as well as underrated.

With motion films, I am of the opinion that if it's boring and the audience is snoring in their seats, it's not good entertainment.....and entertainment is what the movies are about.

Looking at stone walls, metal objects on the outside of the old house, doors and windows, etc., all to Bach's number was kind of cool for a couple of minutes. After that: b-o-r-i-n-g, and please don't give me the "you didn't get it" reply.


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