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Anaglyph Tom (Tom with the Puffy Cheeks)

Anaglyph Tom (Tom with the Puffy Cheeks) (2008)


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Avant-garde auteur Ken Jacobs received critical adulation for his 1969 work Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son -- an extreme experimental film in which he visually dissected a Biograph one-reeler from 1905. Anaglyph Tom (Tom with Puffy Cheeks) revisits the same material for additional deconstruction. Divided into two halves, it begins with a sequence where a group of circus performers, villagers, and harlequins assemble in a small-town square for merriment; though the original sequence lasted about two


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Even the least of Mr. Jacobs's efforts illuminate a rare imagination.

May 15, 2009 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Jacobs's mastery of 3-D is intermittent, but when it works, the new textures bestowed upon Edison's long-dead cast are moving.

May 13, 2009 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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It seems only fitting that in the same year Jeffrey Katzenberg proclaimed 3-D to be the savior of big-screen moviegoing, that tireless celluloid elastician Ken Jacobs has routed the technology back to the very origins of cinema itself.

May 13, 2009 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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An entrancing and fascinating experience filled with equally imaginative, wondrous and bizarre sights and sounds. Much like the even more experimental film, The Flicker, it definitely deserves to be studied and thoroughly discussed in film school.

May 15, 2009 Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru
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as with all the greats, Jacobs is still discovering, and even the old stuff seems new again.

May 14, 2009 Full Review Source:

Anaglyph Tom (Tom with Puffy Cheeks) treats two different sections of the original short with two sets of manipulative strategies.

May 11, 2009 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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