The Brothers Quay Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)


Canby, Vincent. "The Beauty of the Silents." The New York Times (11 October 1991): C10.

Brief review of The Comb, which Canby describes as "hermetic" and "tactile."

Christie, Ian. Review of Nocturna Artificialia (Those Who Desire without End), by The Brothers Quay. Monthly Film Bulletin 46, No. 550 (November 1979): 242.

Brief review in which Christie notes the film's Eastern European influences and calls the Brothers Quay "promising newcomers."

Durgnat, Raymond. Review of Leoš Janáček: Intimate Excursions, by The Brothers Quay. Monthly Film Bulletin 53, No. 629 (June 1986): 190-91.

Positive review.

Maslin, Janet. "The Pitcher of Spilled Milk as Featured Player." The New York Times (27 March 1991): C15.

Brief, positive review of Rehearsals for Extinct Anatomies.

McClatchy, J. D. "Movie Magic: The Quay Brothers, the Toast of Eight Film Festivals." Connoisseur (April 1989): 91-5.

Laudatory overview and analysis of the Quays' work.

Quay, The Brothers. "Five Letters from the Brothers Quay and Stills from The Comb." The Review of Contemporary Fiction XII, No. 1 (Spring 1992): 57-61.

Correspondence from the filmmakers to acquaintances regarding translations of Robert Walser's writings, which served as the basis for the film The Comb.

Rafferty, Diane. "Brothers from Another Planet." The New Yorker LXXII, No. 4 (18 March 1996): 40

Brief report on the party following the New York premier of Institute Benjamenta.

Rubin, Mike. "Re: Animators." The Village Voice XLI, No. 12 (19 March 1996): 74, 76.

Briefly surveys Quays' career.

Taylor, Paul. Review of Punch and Judy: Comedy or Comical Tragedy, by The Brothers Quay. Monthly Film Bulletin 47, No. 563 (December 1980): 240-41.

Short review of the film.