Artikel-Schlagworte: „tim burton“

Jan Švankmajer

Dienstag, 14. Dezember 2010

long time ago i stumbled upon JAN ŠVANKMAJER´s  Version of ALICE and it scared and attracted me at the same time… today i rediscovered his work and i´m overwhelmed again!

The Czech filmmaker and surrealist is a nonpareil artist (born 4 September 1934 in Prague) and his great influence to other well-known artists is undeniable – such as TIM BURTON and TERRY GILLIAM (WIKIPEDIA say-so).

CZECHOSLOVAKIA , 1990 10 min –  Director / Writer Jan Svankmajer

Tma/Světlo/Tma (Darkness/Light/Darkness), 1989 via >>

COLLAGE via Toys and Techniques

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Mummy Boy

Freitag, 15. Januar 2010

he wasn´t a soft and pink with a fat little tummy;
he was a hard and hollow, a little boy mummy.

“tell us,  please, doctor, the reason or cause,
why our bundle of joy is just a bundle of gauze.”

“my diagnosis,” he said, “for the better or worse,
is that your son is the result of an old pharaoh´s curse.”


It was late in the day—just before dark.
Mummy boy took his dog for a walk in the park.

The park was empty except for a squirrel,
and a birthday party of an mexican girl.

the boys and girls had started to play,
but noticed that thing that looked like papier mâché .

“Look, it´s like a pinata,” said one of the boys,
“lets crack it wide open and get candy and toys.”

they took a baseball bat and whacked open his head.
Mummy boy fell to the ground; he finally was dead.

Inside of his head were no candy or prizes,
just a few stray beetles of various sizes.

Taken from TIM BURTON´S short story “MUMMY BOY“.



Mittwoch, 30. Januar 2008

this little masterpiece is my greatest inspiration. vincent is a 1982 stop- motion short film written and directed by tim burton. i could watch it all the time!

 ”Vincent Malloy is seven years old 

He´s always polite and does what he´s told

For a boy his age, he´s considerate and nice

But he wants to be just like Vincent Price” 

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