Jan Svankmajer: film as puppet theatre
Frost, J. 2016. Jan Svankmajer: film as puppet theatre. Animation Studies. 11.
Jan Švankmajer’s use of the puppet as a bridge between live action and stop-motion animation dominate his feature films and shorts. The confusions and interactions between reality, the controlled puppet and the animated object express the idea that animation is not merely a special effect but a tangible metaphor for manipulation. Švankmajer’s interest in the occult arts reveal the underlying philosophy of cinema as an ultimately magical event.
|Publisher||Society for Animation Studies|
|Online||29 Dec 2016|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||06 Jan 2017|
|Accepted||27 Oct 2016|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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