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Wenn jeder, den du jemals geliebt hast, endlich weg ist.
Wenn alles, was du jemals wolltest, endlich erledigt ist.
Wenn all deine Alpträume für eine Zeit lang verdunkelt sind.
Wie bei einem leuchtenden, hirnlosen Leuchtfeuer…

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I’ve been reading Thomas Ligotti for the past week so here’s something Ligottian: a short film performed by life-size wooden puppets. Svankmajer’s production from 1969 conveys the Don Juan legend with actors masquerading as traditional Czech marionettes, the proceedings being scored by music from the great Zdenek Liska. No English subtitles on this one so if you don’t speak Czech or Russian you can either relish the mystery or take it as a prompt to buy a DVD. While we’re on the subject of Ligotti, the new Penguin edition of Songs of a Dead Dreamer/Grimscribe is published next week. I recommend it.- johncoulthart.com/

 

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