James Frost – Jan ┼ávankmajer: Film as Puppet Theatre

This paper considers the films of the Czech Surrealist Jan ┼ávankmajer (b.1934) from the perspective of puppetry[1]. The majority of his films involve stop-motion animation[2], usually combined with live action. He often uses puppets, as both live action effects (e.g. actually pulling strings) and animated using stop motion techniques. This paper will explore his relationship […]