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    The puppet films of Jiri Trnka : The emperor's nightingale / [DVD videorecording] Kratky Film ; Rembrandt Film.
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    Chatsworth, CA : Distributed by Image Entertainment, 1999.
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  • Fairy tales -- Czechoslavakia.
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  • Puppet films -- Czechoslavakia.
  • Description: 
    1 videodisc (156 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
    Contents: 
    Román s basou = Story of the bass cello (1949, 13 min.) -- Arie prerie = The song of the prairie (1949, 21 min.) -- The merry circus (1951, 11 min.) -- A drop too much (1954, 14 min.) / director, Brětislav Pojar -- Ruka = The hand (1965, 18 min.) -- Jiri Trnka : puppet animation master (12 min.) / produced by Rembrandt Films -- The emperor's nightingale [English version] (1944, 67 min.).
    Content Notes: 
    DVD release of short films produced between 1944 and 1965.
    Originally produced in Czechoslovakia by the Prague Puppet Unit, and distributed by Rembrandt Films.
    Additional Author: 
    Trnka, Jiří, 1912-1969.
    Pojar, Břetislav, 1923-
    Buriánek, Bohumír.
    Snyder, William L., 1918-1998.
    McGinley, Phyllis, 1905-1978.
    Karloff, Boris, 1887-1969.
    Andersen, H. C. (Hans Christian), 1805-1875. Nattergalen.
    Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904. Roman s kontrabasom.
    Krátký film.
    Rembrandt Films (Firm)
    Image Entertainment (Firm)
    Summary: 
    Story of the bass cello is based on Chekhov's story about a bass player whose clothes are stolen while he's bathing in a river. The song of the prairie is a parody of the wild American West where the pistol rules, timidity has no place, and love blossoms. The merry circus, created by using paper cut-outs and stop-action photography, shows an afternoon at a circus. A drop too much is the tragic tale of a motorcyclist who, happily on his way to meet his fiancee, stops at a tavern with disastrous results. The hand tells the story of a happy artist who devotes his time to making a pot for his favorite flower until he is ordered by a giant hand to create a statue instead. Jiri Trnka, puppet animation master is a brief documentary that includes clips of the artist working on his puppets and excerpts from some of his films. The emperor's nightingale is based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen in which the emperor loves the song of the nightingale so much that he buys an artificical bird which breaks the real nightingale's heart.
    Performer: 
    Narrator, Boris Karloff.
    Technical Details: 
    DVD, NTSC digital mono.
    Credits: 
    Animators, Jiri Trnka ... [et al.] ; music, Vaclav Trojan ... [et al.]. Emperor's nightingale [English version] / producer, Bohumír Buriánek ; English version produced by William L. Snyder ; narrative written by Phyllis McGinley ; narrated by Boris Karloff.
    Genre: 
    Animated films.
    Puppet films.
    Short films.
    Documentary films.
    Alternate Title: 
    Emperor's nightingale /
    Individual Titles: 
    Román s basou /
    Story of the bass cello /
    Arie prerie /
    Song of the prairie /
    Merry circus /
    Drop too much /
    Ruka /
    Hand /
    Jiri Trnka, puppet animation master /
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