人工夜 Nocturna Artificialia (1979)

  • 导演: 史蒂芬·奎 狄莫瑞·奎
  • 类型: 短片
  • 制片国家/地区: 英国
  • 语言: 英语
  • 片长: 21 分钟
  • 上映日期: 2003-10-10
  • imdb网址: tt0079636
  • 人工夜剧情简介
      As with much of their later work, it's impossible to provide a coherent synopsis of the earliest surviving film by the Brothers Quay, as Nocturna Artificialia defies attempts at verbal encapsulation at every turn. The Quays themselves acknowledged this when they said "as for what is called the scenario, at most we have only a limited musical sense of its trajectory, and we tend to be permanently open to vast uncertainties, mistakes, disorientations, as though lying in wait to trap the slightest fugitive 'encounter'."
      It consists of impressions of a man, a tram and an unidentified city at night (the opening titles identify a specific Brussels street, but the ambience seems East European). Much of it seems to be the man's dream, deriving from a fixation with specific objects relating to the tram (notably its pantograph) and a more general evocation of the streets at night, but even when he appears to awaken at the end after experiencing a some kind of revelation, he finds tramlines running through the middle of his room.
      Everything is glimpsed or half-heard: light and shade seem as tangible as the more solidified reality (a spellbinding sequence sees his arm caressed by passing shadows, a brief Bartókian musical motif sounding as they touch). Tension is created not through narrative but through movement (by tram and camera, in parallel or in opposition), shifting focus, shadows moving across inanimate objects to bring them briefly into eerie life.
      There's occasional recourse to religious imagery: at one point the tram passes through the interior of a cathedral, and then down a street named after the Crucifixion, but these elements seem as half-awake and half-remembered as everything else. Despite being presented in multiple languages, the eight intertitles are calculatedly cryptic ("Through gradually tightening avenues, I felt the ecstasy of something nameless"). It's a Surrealist film in the term's original sense - in that its imaginary landscape is equally populated by conscious and unconscious elements and little distinction is drawn between them.
      Shot on 16mm and funded by the British Film Institute's Production Board, Nocturna Artificialia is a remarkably confident piece of work, the Quays surmounting obvious technical and budgetary limitations to create a private universe entirely out of their own recurring obsessions. Their later films may be more assured, but their roots are clearly visible here.

    标签:  英国 短片 动画短片 动画 Brothers_Quay 英國 奎氏兄弟 animation
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    stknight  2015-08-11
    奎氏兄弟第一部
    Apieceofpaper  2015-08-09
    光和場景,藝術風格好鮮明,他們似乎很喜歡表達工業社會對人類的妨害命題
    Lorelei  2015-08-08
    光影和音乐简直棒呆!Quay Bros最早期的作品,阴郁,粗砺,游走于幻境与现实之间,感觉Tim Burton肯定有受他们的影响。
    酱you君  2015-12-09
    Some of it is dream, some is reality - which is which is hard to determine. Very good music from apparently either late 19th or early 20th century. This stop-motion animation isn't bad, by any means. I just think it's not as good as their later works.