#TBT: Jan Švankmajer’s “Dimensions of Dialogue” Is an Animated Classic
Czech filmmaker Jan Švankmajer is one of the most well-regarded animators alive. Chosen by Terry Gilliam (of Monty Python fame) as one of the 10 best animated films of all time, Dimensions of Dialogue is a 1982 work that makes it clear just how much Švankmajer deserves the praise. In three equally surreal, humorous, and detailed parts, the film explores [in]human intimacy, consumption, bonding, antagonism, and much more. Starting from the simple concept of two characters interacting, each scene’s rules of engagement build to a logical (yet absurd) breaking point, often a destructive one. Check out Švankmajer’s Wikipedia page for more on his life’s work.