Sunday, 7 October 2012

karel zeman - baron prásil (the fabulous baron munchausen)

Baron Prásil, the baroque 1961 cinematic fantasy of Czech special-effects genius Karel Zeman, was surely the inspiration for Terry Gilliam's later version of the adventures of Baron Munchausen. The live actors here mix with drawings and prints as fantastical as the adventures that take them from the moon to the bottom of the sea, in scenes tinted with psychedelic hues and rhythms. Truly, the magic of the world made anew for our eyes.

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