I think Stockhausen's music might be the reason I would chose this one over the other films by the Quay brothers...probably the best use of animation and sound on screen ever to convey a state madness.
How do you judge something that's so different from what has come before? I think that particularly with non-narrative film your most important concern is editing. How long should the piece be? How long should the scenes be? I always feel like I want to fix the editing in their films.
admittedly I found it a bit repetitive and static, but perhaps that's the point, as it was meant to depict mental illness. at any rate, the vivid tactile imagery was admirable, as was Stockhausen's droning, unsettling soundtrack.
Cette association entre Stockhausen et les frères Quay fonctionne à merveille. Les sonorités électroniques / expérimentales de l'Allemand créent une atmosphère de film d'horreur gothique, qui convient fort bien à l'animation décalée et inquiétante des Américains. La progression minutieuse des plans et les répétitions maniaques sont comme un plongeon dans le délire de cette femme "absente". Aussi terrible que beau.
Visually engaging. While I didn’t necessarily “get it” (although it reminded me quite a lot of “The Yellow Wallpaper”), I was at least emotionally engaged and always curious. Some of their animation had me wondering how they’d done it (animating tiny pencil shavings?).