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The Quay Brothers made lush, dreamlike films that I know almost nothing about.  It seems strange to me that such talent – and so close by (they’re from Philly) – is almost unknown, except among the … people who know them.  Instead of this stuff, we like tripe, I guess. 

From an interesting article by James Rose:

On our father’s side there were two grandfathers, one a tailor from Berlin who had a shop in South Philly, and the other, who was apparently a cabinetmaker… Our mother’s father was excellent at carpentry and was also a chauffeur when Philly only had five automobiles to its name. So! In terms of puppetry it’s surprisingly all there – carpentry, mechanisms and tailoring and figure skating to music to score any of our aberrant tracking shots. Big deal, will this help you dear fellow?

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Written by Peter Rudd

March 12, 2009 at 9:18 am

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