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     Here is a very special treat to close Stop Motion March, the chance to watch in full The Pied Piper (1986) by Czech animator Jiří Barta (Originally titled Krysař “The Rat Catcher”).

     Switch to full-screen, turn off the lights and prepare to be transported…

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     Stop Motion short films throughout the month at www.lilywight.com

     Today’s pick ~ My Strange Grandfather (2013) by Dina Velikovskaya.

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     Why not lose yourself in another stop motion short film?

     Lost Things (2010) written and directed by Angela Kohler and Ithyle Griffiths.

     Music “Sleepwaking” by A Fine Frenzy.

 

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     Tobias Gundorff Boesen presents his remarkable short film, Out Of A Forest (2010) set to Slow Show by The National.

     Have you seen…

     The Maker

     Zero

     The Sandman

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     Watch it, love it and share your thoughts on Zero (2010) a Stop Motion short from Zealous Creative.

     Click here to view The Maker by Zealous Creative  🙂

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     View in full Zealous Creative’s wonderful Stop Motion short, The Maker (2011).

     Written and directed by Christopher Kezelos.

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     You may never sleep again!

     This wonderful Oscar nominated animation by Paul Berry should provide a clue about this month’s blog theme…

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     Trailer

     View part 1 of 6.  Discover parts 2 to 6 on YouTube.  

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     We could not allow Puppet Month to go by at The Arcade of Arts & Arcana without wishing a very Happy Birthday to Mr. Punch who is celebrating 350 years of terrifying minors with his anger-management issues.

 

     Here are a few Punch facts to peruse if the pictures haven’t made you run screaming from this post ~

*  Punch & Judy performers are known as “Professors” and are sometimes assisted by a “Bottler” who corrals the audience, collects money and provides musical accompaniment. 

*  Mr. Punch is a manifestation of the mythological Trickster archetype.  His current anglicized form was adapted from the sixteenth century Neapolitan character Pulcinella from the Italian Commedia Dell’ Arte. 

*  Diarist Samuel Pepys recorded Punch’s début in London’s Covent Garden in 1662.

*  Punch regularly beats the other characters with a wooden baton known as a “slapstick”, a name now used as a collective term for a genre of physical comedy.

*  The Punch & Judy Show was originally intended for adults.  Contentious characters such as The Devil and Punch’s mistress Pretty Polly were sidelined in the late Victorian era as the performances were adapted for children.

*  The device which creates Punch’s familiar rasp is called a swazzle.

 

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Punch & Judy Pub, Norfolk, UK.

 

 

     Finally, a little treat from Stop-Motion Maestro Jan Svankmajer.  Don’t have nightmares, Blogsprites! 

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     Hello Blogsprites!

     Summer 2012 is a total wash-out here in the United Kingdom so I will endeavour to make this month at The Arcade of Arts & Arcana as enchanting and enticing as possible!

     July will be dedicated to strings and things; to the cute puppet friends who delighted us in childhood to the creepy, pant-wetting, spindle-limbed horrors that still haunt our adult nightmares…  no?  Just me then 😉

     I also hope to squeeze in a few reviews and recommendations for some unusual Graphic Novels and present some Blog Awards whilst saying thanks for those I have recently received.

     I have updated and launched a brand new album in the Gallery (you can click the header tab to visit, free entry as usual) or simply click the sample pictures below…

 

 

 

 

 

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Updated 26/02/2015

This is truly the stuff of nightmares.  I’ll be sleeping with the bedside light on tonight!

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“Mound” by Allison Schulnik

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Updated 26/02/2015

There's No Room Back Here.

I know I’m late to the game here but this is amazing. I only discovered Street of Crocodiles after reading Bruno Schulz for the first time, embarrassingly only a few days ago. Gotta start somewhere.

EAT YOUR HEART OUT, DAVID LYNCH.

On a side note, Bruno Schulz is my new obsession. I will facebooklike him in my heart for ever and ever and ever. I’m aware that I’m a huge geek because I’m fangirling over a dead Polish author with a very small body of work, a man who was most likely a bit creepy.

Example A:

This is an old picture and the quality is compromised clearly, but LOOK AT HIS FACE. Stop staring at me like that, stop it. No.

In any case, the short novel The Street of Crocodiles / The Cinnamon Shops are online. Go read a book! (On a computer screen.) Even the cover…

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     Updated 26/02/2015

     This is a simply amazing and incredible trailer and you need to see it now! xx

     The Maker – Stop Motion Animation.

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