An excellent introduction to his work is Jan Svankmajer's Alice , a wonderfully
creepy take on Alice in Wonderland, in which Alice is played by a real girl who enters
a typical decaying Svankmeyer world. When Alice shrinks, the girl is played by an
antique doll. The white rabbit is a stuffed real rabbit, who stores his watch in
a hole in his chest, which is always leaking saw dust. The film diverges quite a
bit from the story, although most of the elements are there. This is definitely not
for small chil dren, unless you want them sleeping with you for a few nights after.
Below are some downloadable short clips from "Alice" in the Quicktime format. These can take a long time to download... I recommend going with a short one like "Hungry Frog" for your first time.
Check out the Svankmajer pages that I have completed; these include stills and many quicktime movies:
This page was created in October of 1995, last revised 3/16/97.
All content compiled/edited by Tim Fitzpatrick, except where noted.