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The Comb

December 19, 2014

I’ve been reading A Red & Pleasant Land and enjoying the gags in the bestiary chapter.

I also appreciate Zak’s reading/viewing/listening list (“Things to Read and Look At”, p. 27.) and his remarks regarding tone (“The Unreasonable”, p. 28). The mood of cock-eyed Carrollian logic, the Eastern European aesthetic and the recurring motifs of dreams, doubles, mirrors and topsy-turvy gravity-defying architectural space all put me in mind of the mysterious, oneiric films of the Quay Brothers, especially “The Comb” from 1990. Add this gem to your viewing list, right after Švankmajer.

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  1. kelvingreen permalink
    December 20, 2014 2:51 pm

    I was going to put an Appendix N in Forgive Us but it seemed a bit indulgent for such a short adventure. I’m keen to see what Zak’s put in his.

    The Brothers Quay are excellent; I remember the good old days when you could see their stuff on BBC2 and Channel 4.

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