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Johann Sebastian Bach: Fantasia G-moll (1965)

Not Rated | | Animation, Short, Music | May 1965 (France)
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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Early and lacking the weirdness we all have come to love.
12 July 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is Jan Svankmajer's second film. It's a short that consists of a man playing a piece by Bach as various things around the organ move about on their own. It's filmed in black and white. But unlike later films by the master stop-motion artist, the things that move or seem to move are very mundane...such as doors or stones or holes opening up in the walls. I noticed state some felt this was a masterpiece, but frankly, I think his later stuff is so much better...and often creepier. This one isn't nearly as weird nor as interesting. For Svankmajer fans, it's definitely one to see but the man would definitely go on to better things.


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