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The Brothers Quay Collection back to product details

Dark, intense and enthralling
written by chester March 6, 2003 - 8:07 AM PST
12 out of 12 members found this review helpful
Many people will know the Quay Brothers as the "guys who influenced the Tool videos," as they had an influence on Fred Stuhr who did some Tool videos (including Sober) and an Oingo Boingo video (Insanity), among other things. The Quay brothers have an amazing talent for stop-motion; the movement in their films is very fluid and amazing to watch. This DVD contains some short, very odd films. Some may be inaccessible to many people (especially those not into Kafka or existentialism), but they are fascinating, nonetheless. The most interesting, I think, are the first two: The Cabinet of Jan Svankmejer (one of their influences, who did Alice and Faust, and the more current Little Otik), and the Epic of Gilgamesh. Anamorphosis is quite interesting, in that it is a very straightfoward mini-documentary of sorts of an odd type of art use in the 16th century. Many of the others are darker and even more obscure. They include films done for Channel 4, MTV, and what appear to be a couple music videos. Bonuses include an interesting interview and one of their earlier films. A must for lovers of independent film, dark films, or stop-motion animation, otherwise, you could probably skip it...


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