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  1. dionysus67's rating of the film A Deadly Invention

    Among Zeman's many tributes to the cinema of fantasy that captivates equaly children and adults. This may lack the splendid color of Munchausen, yet it is extremely imaginative in the mode in which the story unfolds and in the uncanny fusion of technology (as content and form) with awe and wonder. Immensely enjoyable and a great tribute to the genius of Jules Verne!

  2. Seesaw's rating of the film A Deadly Invention

    Silently, caressing the memory of old dusty books of Jules Verne, imagined by the purest child, sways away the cold structured eyes. George Melies' finest descendant.

  3. FISCHER's rating of the film A Deadly Invention

    Combinant merveilleusement les ancestrales techniques de la manipulation des poupées marionnettes, du dessin et des prises de vue réelles, sur des décors finement dessinés en hachures noires, le solide Karel Zeman nous livre une oeuvre étonnante et plutôt fort inclassable... www.cinefiches.com

  4. Meastro0's rating of the film A Deadly Invention

    Interesting scenographic solutions

  5. McMurphy's rating of the film A Deadly Invention

  6. Cinema Omnivore's rating of the film A Deadly Invention

    6.5/10, my review: http://wp.me/p1eXom-2tu

  7. José Neves's rating of the film A Deadly Invention

    Méliès, of course!, but also an entire Cinema that inherited the soul of pure cinematic inventiveness, from "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" by Richard Fleischer to "Le Soulier de Satin" by Manoel de Oliveira. Although the rhythm of the narrative is somehow a bit loose, what matters is the astonishment at the formal achievement that puts in the same level of visibility the human and trickery, that is, body and spirit.

  8. Naty Muffins's rating of the film A Deadly Invention

  9. Zeppo's rating of the film A Deadly Invention

  10. Ellie Groom's rating of the film A Deadly Invention

    Not quite as off the wall as Baron Prasil, but still satisfyingly fantastical. God I love flying machines.

  11. mauries's rating of the film A Deadly Invention

    the constructions and machines are amazing!

  12. Scumbalina's rating of the film A Deadly Invention

    An elaborately hand made steampunk masterpiece. Zeman was definitely channeling Georges Melies when he made this.

  13. Steve Macfarlane's rating of the film A Deadly Invention

    Zeman's masterpiece: gorgeous, elegant, unfailingly droll and even gripping! This towers above the works of Svankmajer Gilliam, Burton, Maddin, the Brothers Quay and any number of the unique director's would-be pupils, despite its relative obscurity.