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December 15, 2005 6:30 PM   Subscribe

Stop-motion Animation... Clips from some of Eastern Europe's greatest masters.
posted by crunchland (16 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
In my humble opinion, Jan Svankmajer is the master of stop motion animation.
posted by cloeburner at 6:33 PM on December 15, 2005

But, excellent site nonetheless.
posted by cloeburner at 6:35 PM on December 15, 2005

Hmm... wish I could edit posts. This site has a more extensive look at Svankmajer's work. I'm particularly fond of Darkness - Light - Darkness which is included on the dvd version of Alice.
posted by cloeburner at 6:41 PM on December 15, 2005

very nice, thanks
posted by edgeways at 6:42 PM on December 15, 2005

Unfortunately this is a double post.

It's good stuff though, and probably warrants another look. Thanks!
posted by selfnoise at 6:45 PM on December 15, 2005

The Cup-O-Noodle ads are some of the best ever.
posted by tellurian at 6:45 PM on December 15, 2005

Wierd. I was just looking at the previous post the other day. Its worth posting again since Darkstrider has added new stuff since then, particularly the stuff lower on the sidebar.

And just like the previous post, someone jumps in to mention Svankmajer without, apparently, bothering to look at the links. These guys, like Starewitch and Trnka were much more fantastic.

Darkstrider is a stop-motion fanatic. Of course he has a page on Svankmajer. Again, I suggest taking a look at the actual link first.
posted by vacapinta at 6:48 PM on December 15, 2005

Perhaps I did take a look at the link and decided that Svankmajer was worthy of a more prominent mention seeing as he wasn't featured on the linked page.
posted by cloeburner at 6:56 PM on December 15, 2005

Apologies. I was in an overly snarky mood. I need to go get some coffee.
posted by vacapinta at 7:06 PM on December 15, 2005

Why did you post this? I was hoping to do stuff tonight. And Svankmajer is good but I really think stop-motion stuff works a lot better as short pieces. Like the Cup of Noodles ads, which are sublime.
posted by billysumday at 7:12 PM on December 15, 2005

I was actually going to just link directly to them, but I figured I'd get the wrath of the pepsi-blue brigade if I did.
posted by crunchland at 8:09 PM on December 15, 2005

Awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome.

I'm a big Svankmajer fan as well, and this has introduced me to a whole new wealth of artists. Great FPP, crunchland.
posted by xthlc at 8:42 PM on December 15, 2005

Also, the cup-o-noodle ads are, truly, The Best of The Internet.

although I'll be a scary generic ramen fan until the day I die
posted by xthlc at 8:47 PM on December 15, 2005

This is great stuff - thanks for posting it.
posted by Dr. Wu at 8:55 PM on December 15, 2005

wow, takes me back to a huge research project I did on Starewicz during my undergrad years.

Which also reminds me, if anyone here on MeFi is a fan of audio/video synchronicity (and I'm sure there are a few folks that are), check out Califone's Deceleration One, it's a soundtrack they performed live for Starewicz' "The Mascot" A very somber, unsettling score for a very surreal, unsettling film, but both are fantastic in their own right, and even better together.
posted by Lee Marvin at 7:14 AM on December 16, 2005

Those Cup-O-Noodle ads are brilliant.

Also, I'm pretty certain I saw those Alexander Ptushko clips on an MST3K episode at one point. The first three, anyway - I'd have remembered a giant blue head.
posted by wanderingmind at 1:51 PM on December 16, 2005

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