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Title:   The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes
Director:   Quay Brothers
Year:   2005
Genre:   Fantasy
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   09.24.06

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Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
09.24.06Alamo South LamarThis Screening is part of event: FantasticFest 2006
A long time ago, one of my first netflix rentals actually, I checked out a disc of Quay Brothers shorts.... I'd heard they were very similar to the old Tool music videos that I really liked... twisted animation, baroque gothic-y type stuff... that sort of thing. The shorts were interesting but really varied in terms of my enjoyment... So, I walked into this movie pretty much expecting to be a little bored and maybe not get into it but curious enough to not want to pass up the chance to see it and hoping for the best as always.


A super long and slow short preceded it which didn't help matters... and then this started unrolling and it was pretty much staring forward waiting for it to end. Thomas made the comment that it was like a home movie of David Lynch's garage sale... I think that's being kind. I'd say it was like that at its best parts... usually though it was a couple people either sitting or standing and talking to eachother about things that make no sense, intercut with weird little 2-second glimpses of animation that makes no sense. I guess it had a very deliberate visual design and style... so for those people who like Joel Schumacher movies for the costumes you might get a kick out of looking at this, but I am officially tired of very pretty movies with very weak stories.

I was so done with this movie that I had to take a break from the fest after it was over. I just couldn't take either one of the movies playing next, both sounding like a weird and confusing psychological thing involving madness or whatever, and opted to go downtown instead. Back into the lovely arms of Carrie and Cathy and Fernando and Joe and Karen and the lovely downtown atmosphere... It almost didn't matter what the show was.
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