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Old 06-12-03, 08:45 AM
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Little Otik

I just saw this a few days ago and loved it. From what I've read, it's Svankmajer's most "accessible" film.

Has anyone seen any of his other stuff? Any recommendations?
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Old 06-12-03, 09:20 AM
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I just got the Collected Shorts of Jan Svankmajer,Volumes 1 &2,yesterday(just released on 6-10). I can't wait to delve into this treasure. I saw Little Otik at a film festival a couple of years ago - it's definitely out there, and a lot of fun.
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Thanks for the reply. Let me know how the shorts collections are - I've been considering a purchase.
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"Little Otik" is probably my favorite Svankmajer film, but "Alice" is a close second. And definitely check out "Conspirators of Pleasure" and "Faust".

Wow. Lotsa Svankmajer on DVD. Surprising!
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Thanks, I'll try Alice next.

Over to Netflix to see if they have it!
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I saw the trailer for OTIK in a theater about a year or so ago and thought, "this film looks f-dup...I've GOT to see it!" Then, when it finally got released, it came in went with a week or so.

Thanks for the reminder; I'll have to check out the DVD.
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Otik is a great, funny, weird little film, but Alice rules the day.

I'd love more details on the shorts, too, if anyone has anything to say...

If you have the chance to see Little Otik on the big screen, take it. And take friends.

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I've only seen Alice and Otesanik (Little Otik). Alice is just weird, but fun, and kind of gross too if you think about what's going on with the puppets. Otik was more accessible- still enjoyable.
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I just wanted to warn those who haven't watched the documentary "Animator of Prague" on the Collected Shorts Volume 2 disc that there's graphic footage of a hog being butchered.
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I don't think the hog-butchering will bother a Svankmajer fan. Both of the shorts collections are excellent with the edge probably going to the 2nd because of the half-hour doc. Both dvds have other modest extras of artwork,trailer(Little Otik on #1),poems,and informative inserts.
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I haven't seen it but a friend referred me to movie called "The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb"

http://us.imdb.com/Details?0108069

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Other recommended related genre films:

Marquis - http://us.imdb.com/Details?0097839
Marquis de Sade done with puppets

Also check out the animation from the Brothers Quay, they are very creepy and surreal.
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Old 06-23-03, 12:45 PM
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Originally posted by bdots48
I don't think the hog-butchering will bother a Svankmajer fan.
I'm a fan and it bothered me.

I agree with you that both sets are excellent. Two of my favorite releases this year.

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It's too bad the Region 1 DVD release doesn't retain the Dolby EX 6.1 soundmix - does the UK Region 2? (somehow me thinks not).
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Originally posted by bdots48
I don't think the hog-butchering will bother a Svankmajer fan. Both of the shorts collections are excellent with the edge probably going to the 2nd because of the half-hour doc. Both dvds have other modest extras of artwork,trailer(Little Otik on #1),poems,and informative inserts.
Thanks for the heads-up.

Ordering today.
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Old 06-25-03, 02:22 PM
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Kind of interesting to note that MTV owns two of the shorts, "Meat Love" and "Flora".
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