Borzoi and Aaron discuss the Faust story, the ideology of art, and Eastern European animation and puppetry after watching Jan Svankmajer's surrealist adaptation. Check the notes for a dub you can find on YouTube. If the audio sounds weird at parts I had to re-record a few times due to scrambled audio.
Jan Švankmajer's Faust: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4O3fYwYPW0
Intro Music: Franz Liszt's "Faust Symphony "
Outro Music: Hector Berlioz's "La damnation de Faust", Mephistopheles's opening aria Voici des roses
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I referred to a Gogol animation in this episode. I said it was Dead Souls, but it was actually Yuri Norstein's adaptation of The Overcoat that I was thinking of: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bg7MF9DkDNo
vrchmrch left a very informative comment on BANG in response to my episode:
I really enjoeyd Mr. Borzoi and Mr. Aaron conversation. I really really dont like Švankmajer but some of his puppetry is excellent. Also Borzoi can pronounce his name almost perfectly so props for that. Aaron makes couple recomandations so i would like to elaborate
1. Krysař (1986) - The pied piper
One of the best looking movies i have ever seen. Unerving and filled with unease. Excellent horror for children, if they have at least some attention span.
2. Ruka (1965) - The hand
I have never heard Trnka being threatened with a death sentence and find it very unlikely. Alegedly he was even buried with states honor despite this movie being banned. In the early 60s criminal code was reformed and i believe with that ended the era of political executions.
3. Fikmik (1959)
I've picked this one as another example of interesting puppetry. Its pretty simple story with interesting visuals
4. Čert a Káča (1955)
As neither of the mentioned Lada animation i am including this one and the next one. I doubt subtitles exist but the style is defiently worth checking
5. Kocour Mikeš
Another Lada without subtitles. Nice series about hecat Mikeš. There is no reason why i picked the episode i did
6. Adéla ještě nevečeřela (1977) Adela Has Not Had Her Supper Yet
If you manage to find subtitles for this one definetly give it a watch. Its a comedy tied to the topic only through some of Švankmajers puppetry in a scene below, but i really like it and so should everyone else
7. Zahrada (74-77) The garden
Series about mysterious garden, group of boys and one mean hecat with a heart of gold. The style is unlike anything else mentioned. Based on a book written by Jiří Trnka but he was already dead by then. Its for kids but pretty comfy. At least check out the animation