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?).
In many ways this film are the brothers quay at their most obtuse. But it is also one of their most ambitious. The risk taking in this film translates into a meditative film that locked me into it and made me lose track of time. It had me keyed into the slight touches and flow better than any of their other films. I finds success where the others fall short. The design as a whole looked cleaner and more thoughtful.
It's delightfully dark and devious. A bit melancholy as well as mysteriously troubled. These filmmakers revel in the darkness inside our minds. Their animation does a pretty solid job of showing us that odd netherworld lurking in our brains. It's pretty mesmerizing.
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.