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  1. 1. THE BROTHERS QUAY
  2. 2. <ul><li>- Twin brothers Stephen & Timothy Quay, born in Norristown, Pennsylvania </li></ul><ul><li>-Moved to England in 1969, where they began their careers </li></ul><ul><li>-Influenced by Jan Svankmajer as well as Franz Kafka </li></ul><ul><li>-Before venturing into film, the Quay brothers started out in illustration </li></ul>
  3. 3. Aesthetic & Style -Stop Motion Animation -Esoteric Imagery -Dark -Poetic and haunting -Cinematic
  4. 4. “ ...The Quays’ puppet films present ‘real spaces (sets) and figures in the cinematic illusion, not drawn ones. The idea of an animated ‘realm’ created by the technique demands a different approach towards understanding the spectator’s experience of their cinematic worlds” (Buchan 18).
  5. 5. <ul><li>“ Nocturna Artificialia” 1979 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6Uaww0yon4 </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>The film is the oldest surviving piece </li></ul><ul><li>Absence of light // presence of darkness </li></ul><ul><li>Poetic elements </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>red as a motif </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>camera pans to empty/desolate spaces </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>bits of texts in between almost takes away from the poetic aspect </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The sound of the organ-- “hyper-scary” </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. “ Puppet animation elicits a different set of questions as it is a complex hybrid form...Puppet animation thus represents a different ‘world’ for the spectator, something between ‘a world’, created with the animation technique and ‘the world’, in its use of real objects and not representational drawings” (Buchan 21).
  8. 8. Is stop motion animation more representational/mimetic of real life because of its form? Arguably, stop motion animation is a limbo between traditional animation and live action. So...

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