In which I attempt to watch every film in The Criterion Collection and end up watching a lot that aren't. Click here for the rating system.


Jan Svankmajer's Faust


Jan Svankmajer led the black theater movement of Prague during the 70's. His mind-bending films include stop-animation versions of Jabberwokky, Alice (in Wonderland), and of course, Faust.
Using claymation, stop-animation, puppetry and live action, Svankmajer whirls the hallucinagenic events of Chris Marlowe's play into a modern/period piece comedy/horror film. It's highly entertaining if weird. His toungue in cheek is just what you'd expect from a Czech.

Favorite Moments: Man carrying leg in butcher paper, rolling heads, puppet sex-change, cyclic ending.


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