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Jabberwocky (1971)

Zvahlav aneb Saticky Slameného Huberta (original title)
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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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

21 February 2015 (Japan) See more »

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Krátký Film Praha See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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MARVELOUS!!
22 January 2003 | by chadelleSee all my reviews

Jabberwocky is one of the apotheosis in the complexity of animation and amount of work. Very atmospheric with strange music and weird old toys from the east of Europa. See it again and again with the same pleasure.

Watch the dancing knife, i still ask myself how they do this...


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