Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Quay Brothers

The extraordinary Quay Brothers are two of the world’s most original filmmakers. Identical twins who were born in Pennsylvania in 1947, Stephen and Timothy Quay studied illustration in Philadelphia before going on to the Royal College of Art in London, where they started to make animated shorts in the 1970s, heavily influenced by Eastern European animation, in particular the work of the Czech filmmaker, Jan Svankmajer. They have lived in London ever since, making their unique and innovative films under the sponsorship of Koninck Studios.

Best known for their classic 1986 film Street of Crocodiles, which filmmaker Terry Gilliam recently selected as one of the ten best animated films of all time, they are masters of miniaturization and on their tiny sets have created an unforgettable world, suggestive of a landscape of long-repressed childhood dreams.

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