A Game with Stones

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A Game With Stones (Czech: Hra s kameny), (German: Spiel mit Steinen) is a nine-minute animated film by Czech animator Jan Švankmajer. Made in 1965, it utilizes stop-motion animation.


The animator uses a motif of clocks and stones, accompanied by bizarre sounds and a xylophone/music box score. The film makes use of texture and pattern, with an emphasis on the dichotomy of black and white. The use of old and antique objects reappears in many of the filmmaker's later works.


"A Game With Stones" (1965), Froshberg Zeigt Filmstudio, dir. Jan Švankmajer

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