Thursday, January 15, 2009

Steppenwolf on DVD

I watched the film, Steppenwolf the other night and I enjoyed it more that I thought I would. It is often difficult for me to suspend criticism when I see a film version of a book so recently read. The magic theater scenes were dated by their early '70's special effects. It is so easy to achieve that solarized look in photoshop and I am not sure that I would want to.

What really excited me was the animated portion of the "Treatise" produced by Czech artist Jaroslav Bradac. So I will add Steppenwolf to my list of "Favorite Films with Collage" along with White Oleander (which has more assemblage than collage, actually) and The Day of the Locust.

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