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Dimensions of Dialogue (1983)

Moznosti dialogu (original title)
Three surreal depictions of failures of communication that occur on all levels of human society.

Director:

Jan Svankmajer

Writer:

Jan Svankmajer
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A three-part depiction of various forms of communication. 'Factual Discussion' depicts three heads (made up of fruit, kitchen utensils and writing implements respectively) endlessly devouring and regurgitating each other. 'Passionate Discourse' shows two clay figures romantically intertwined, and the problems with dealing with the end product of their passion, while 'Exhaustive Discussion' shows two animated heads playing a bizarre variant of the old scissors-paper-stone game. Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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truly a possibility if it comes from Svankmajer
29 August 2006 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

We should all know by now that Czech animator Jan Svankmajer is the master of the weird (sorry, Terry Gilliam, but this guy beat you to the punch). With "Moznosti dialogu", he goes all out as food and utensils eat each other, clay figures have a most unusual experience kissing each other...more tricks follow.

What's the point of all these images? Who knows. One could try to analyze it - and probably get a headache from doing so - but I'd say that the real point is to get enthralled. Either way, this short flick truly has Svankmajer written all over it. You could be deaf and the whole thing would still be fascinating. So definitely "Czech" it out.


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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

1983 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

Возможности диалога See more »

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Krátký Film Praha See more »
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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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