Anaglyph Tom (Tom with the Puffy Cheeks)
Anaglyph Tom (Tom with the Puffy Cheeks) (2009)

Avant-garde auteur Ken Jacobs received critical adulation for his 1969 work Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son -- an extreme experimental film in which he visually dissected a Biograph one-reeler from 1905. Anaglyph Tom (Tom with Puffy Cheeks)… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 15, 2009
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Nathan Lee
New York Times

Even the least of Mr. Jacobs's efforts illuminate a rare imagination.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

An entrancing and fascinating experience filled with equally imaginative, wondrous and bizarre sights and sounds. Much like the even more experimental film, The Flicker, it definitely deserves to be studied and thoroughly discussed in film school.

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Kevin Lee
Time Out

Jacobs's mastery of 3-D is intermittent, but when it works, the new textures bestowed upon Edison's long-dead cast are moving.

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Chris Cabin
Filmcritic.com

as with all the greats, Jacobs is still discovering, and even the old stuff seems new again.

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Scott Foundas
Village Voice

It seems only fitting that in the same year Jeffrey Katzenberg proclaimed 3-D to be the savior of big-screen moviegoing, that tireless celluloid elastician Ken Jacobs has routed the technology back to the very origins of cinema itself.

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Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine

Anaglyph Tom (Tom with Puffy Cheeks) treats two different sections of the original short with two sets of manipulative strategies.

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