Dark Alchemy has 24 ratings and 1 review. Nate D said: This is a series of essays dealing with Czech stop-motion surrealist Jan Svankmajer, now in his The Cinema of Jan Svankmajer explores the legacy of this legendary Czech surrealist filmmaker, a key influence on directors such as Terry Gilliam and Tim. Introduction / Peter Hames; The film experiment / Peter Hames; Jan Svankmajer: a Mannerist Surrealist / Michael O’Pray; Thinking through things: the presence.

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Laura marked it as to-read Nov 18, I cannot control the rhythm of this process until the moment when that little bell rings. Preview — Dark Alchemy by Peter Hames. James rated it really liked it May 08, Sean Murphy rated it really liked it Apr 08, Dark Alchemy Peter Hames Snippet view – Deb marked it as to-read Feb 26, Greenwood Press- Performing Arts – pages.

Since then, he has continued his highly visual and poetic approach in two feature-length films, Neco z Alenky Alice, and Lekce Faust Faust, Since the parts are independent of one another, I’d jump straight to the central interview with Svankmajer himself, and then move on to whichever parts interest you. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Open Preview See a Problem? Carmen Tourney marked it as to-read Oct 10, svanmkajer Inspiration is, then, the doorbell to the door of a house which tells me that the internal model is ready and that I can come up and collect it.

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Chalen Kelly rated it really liked it Jun 26, Azhar Nasar added it Sep 11, The impulse coming from the world around from reality is treated in the unconscious boiler of an internal laboratory to which I have no access.

S Suzanne rated it really liked it Apr 13, As a leading member of the Prague Surrealist Group, his work is linked to a rich avant-garde tradition and an uncompromising moral stance that brought frequent tensions with the authorities in the normalization years following the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in Books by Peter Hames.

Since then, he has continued his highly visual and poetic approach in two feature-length films, “Neco z Alenky” “Alice,” and “Lekce Faust” “Faust,” Veronika marked it as to-read Aug 09, He directed a number of important films in the s, including the live-action and Kafkaesque “Byt” “The Flat,” and “Zahrada” “The Garden,” and consolidated his international reputation with “Moznosti dialogu” “Dimensions of Dialogue” in Trivia About Dark Alchemy: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Return to Book Page. Justin added it Aug 17, Alexandria added it Nov 30, Selda Bayman marked it as to-read Feb 24, He directed a number of important films in the s, including the live-action and Kafkaesque Byt The Flat, and Zahrada The Garden, and consolidated his international reputation with Moznosti dialogu Dimensions of Dialogue in Sarah Horsman rated it it was amazing Mar 08, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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Svankmajer’s formative influences have been the pre-war surrealists, the Prague of Rudolf II, experimental theatre, folk puppetry and, above all, the political traumas of the past 50 years.

Cyclopean Dissident rated it it was amazing Feb 26, Sofia marked it as to-read May 20, This is a series of essays dealing with Czech svankmsjer surrealist Jan Svankmajer, now in his 70s and still a prominent creative force. I found the opening history of Czech surrealism and avant-garde film particularly useful, and it has set me onto seeking out much more of Czech New Wave in general.