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Moznosti dialogu (1983)

Three surreal depictions of failures of communication that occur on all levels of human society.

Director:

Jan Svankmajer

Writer:

Jan Svankmajer
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A three-part depiction of various forms of communication. 'Factual Discussion' depicts three heads (made up of fruit, kitchen utensils and writing implements respectively) endlessly devouring and regurgitating each other. 'Passionate Discourse' shows two clay figures romantically intertwined, and the problems with dealing with the end product of their passion, while 'Exhaustive Discussion' shows two animated heads playing a bizarre variant of the old scissors-paper-stone game. Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

1983 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

A párbeszéd lehetőségei 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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Animation art
9 June 2008 | by filmhistorycritcSee all my reviews

These short films were very visually appealing, as you watch pieces of food and clay be formed to the audiences own interpretation. It must of taken days to create a film purely made up of objects, which in every detail you can see in it's impressive flow to the animation of the film. I really enjoyed the interaction between the two clay humans and the message they were trying to make through the interaction of both because it can be taken in many different ways, which is the purpose of art; to make one think outside of the box. Jan Svankmajer's "Dimensions of Dialogue" was created in 1982, and was composed of three short films in which were purely animation. I liked how different it was to many other films in the 1980s and it really set itself apart from many of the other films out there at that moment in time.


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