Friday, June 25, 2010

Jan Svankmajer

(This Alice clip is not with the original music)

Little Otik and Alice (an interpretation of Alice in Wonderland) are incredible stop motion animated movies created by the great Czech filmmaker, Jan Svankmajer. He was born in 1934 in Prague where he still lives. He trained at the Institute of Applied Arts from 1950 to 1954 and then at the Prague Academy of Performing Arts (Department of Puppetry). There are many examples of Jan Svankmajer's shorts on youtube if you are interested in seeing his other work. My favorite part of one of his films is "where the socks go" which is a clip from Alice before she meets the caterpillar.