Friday, November 12, 2010

Jan Švankmajer - Dimensions of Dialogue (Možnosti Dialogu) (1982)

This stop motion animation film is divided into three sections. "Exhaustive discussion" shows Arcimboldo-like heads gradually reducing each other to bland copies; "Passionate discourse" shows a clay man and woman who dissolve into one another sexually, then quarrel and reduce themselves to a frenzied, boiling pulp; and "Factual conversation" consists of two elderly clay heads who extrude various objects on their tongues (toothbrush and toothpaste; shoe and shoelaces, etc.) and intertwine them in various combinations.

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