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Jabberwocky (1971)

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Lewis Carroll's poem is read and followed by a free-form animated depiction of images and toys from childhood, repeatedly overturned by a live cat.

Director:

Jan Svankmajer

Writers:

Lewis Carroll (poem), Jan Svankmajer
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In stop-time animation, a wardrobe moves through the countryside. It arrives in a house, a child's voice recites Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky," and various objects, such as toys and dolls, move about, disintegrate, and play out archetypal scenes. Like Carroll's verse, the images are at once familiar and unfamiliar. A child's play suit, hanging in the wardrobe, becomes the adventure's protagonist. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Featured in Jan Svankmajer: The Complete Short Films (2007) See more »

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Surreal Romp
26 July 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This film is impossible to describe. It is a melange of incredibly evocative images with some haunting music. There is little direction to the events. I'm sure one could analyze individual parts and connect them. There is a recurring maze that is at the center, followed by a huge black cat who is quite destructive. But one should just soak in the images and let it go at that.


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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

November 2006 (Greece) See more »

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Krátký Film Praha See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.37 : 1
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