Wednesday, December 30

a deadly invention aka the fabulous world of jules verne

Czech filmmaker Karel Zeman used woodcut backgrounds, live-action, animation, and puppets (a process dubbed Mysti-mation) to create this 1958 film Vynález zkázy (Deadly Invention??), released in the English speaking world as The Fabulous World of Jules Verne, based on various Verne tales. Crisp quality on these youtubes for once. Further reading on Zeman's other projects, some insane stuff, via JohnCoultart.