A longer than normal Philips commercial by legendary dutch stop motion animator Joop Geesink and his Dollywood studios. But shaving in bed? Quite nice, though far from my book of puppets. http://www.dutch-vintage-animation.org/en/ Advertisements
All my sadness, all my joy, came from loving a thieving boy. In or out of jail, rules must be obeyed – or the individual is on his own, standing no chance at all. This americanized british prison drama has … Continue reading
Fragments of Tatlin’s tower, billowing red flags, Shostakovich. Grey cubist cityscapes superimposed upon one another, with constructivist text. The swirling movement of the people is a rebellious dance impossible to stop. Capitalism, royalty, and religion are swept away by the … Continue reading
A calm, cute, and ultimately very sad saurian saga with some surpringsly obvious political connotations. Interesting and appealing, but not in my book of extinction.
Als twee druppels water (1963) »I’ll do anything!« Identity, heroism, mistakes. Meek and ordinary Hennie in the cigarshop is unexpectedly and abruptly thrown into an odd maze of mystery, suspense – and passion. »I can start a new life now.« … Continue reading
Everyone is immoral, no one betters him- or herself, and no one even gets punished for their sins – rather surprising (and refreshing!) for a movie from the beginning of the sixties. Otherwise, this is a quite conventional comedy of skirt … Continue reading
Les tontons flingueurs (1963) – We live in the era of round tables and détente. With benign cynicism, dry irony, and very matter-of-factly efficiency, an odd collection of old criminals try their best to adjust to new circumstances. Playful, enjoyable, inspired. … Continue reading