Mark Le Fanu (essay date Spring 1984)
SOURCE: "Modern Eccentrism: The Austere Art of Atelier Koninck," in Sight and Sound, Vol. 53, No. 2, Spring, 1984, pp. 135-38.
[In the following essay, Le Fanu discusses the early career of the Brothers Quay, examining the marginalized status of animated filmmaking and the rise of Atelier Koninck, the name given to the Quays' collaborative partnership with producer Keith Griffiths.]
If the image of independent British cinema given to the world is that of a rather downbeat, grey-edged, political artform, sustained by its virtues of modesty and integrity, it is sometimes necessary to be reminded that fantasy and extravagance are no less a part of our inheritance. The...
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