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The Comb (1990)

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Summary: A porcelain doll is trying to make its way up a ladder in what is presumably, someone's bizarre dream.

Genre: Animation

Country: UK

Directed By: Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay

Written By: Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay

Starring: Joy Constaninides, Witold Scheybal

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The Comb belongs to 12 collections
1. Stop Motion (public: moderated by Spunkie - 11 stars)
4. Ignored Films (your private collection) | remove from collection
5. Foreign Films of the 1990s (private: JooJoo)
6. Filmspotting Ratings Project: Week 32 (private: PeaceAnarchy)


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Noblet Noblet
72T5
cardsos01
65T8
tathiel tathiel
59T2
Maybe this piece contains good work concerning conception, camera and execution but it still is not my cup of tea. Only for people who like obscure, bizarre pieces.
antitype antitype
90T10
hellboy76 hellboy76
68T7
Effectively creepy and a good portrayal of some light nightmare fuel. Score is a little over the top at times.
imdb imdb
76T9
Magmadiver Magmadiver
86T8
rickyafraid rickyafraid
79T6
ehk2 ehk2
24T4
simajudas simajudas
76T6
TartanLlama
80T8
chiphall72
17T1
Seethruskin Seethruskin
4T6
nihilanth nihilanth
68T4
owen1218
70T5
Spunkie Spunkie
85T10
This is very close to the feeling of a dream/nightmare, I still got the chills. Brilliant conception, camerawork and execution.
manikoala manikoala
72T4
avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
67T9
fact100 fact100
79T9
DinnyPregs
94T10
acrolyne acrolyne
82T6
mattburgess mattburgess
76T8
jksterup jksterup
85T6
djemba djemba
90T10
ptkw ptkw
80T7
Niska Niska
37T6
Excitableboy Excitableboy
74T6
It's a dream you keep dreaming for a few seconds after you wake up, a ladder between dreams and consciousness. I admire it more than I love it.
chadarnook
70T4
skopofil skopofil
80T6
zetes
90T9
Demorest Demorest
3T6
clarkah Prof. Sebby
90T10
MikiRurk_STG
66T6
jyt84
82T9
kyleloomis kyle.loomis
8T10
winds winds
6T8
Mr_Saturn Mr. Saturn
70T4
MA M_A
86T10
Delaney93
88T6
Lepra Lepra
71T6
paulofilmo paulofilmo
75T10
dead_man dead man
86T8
IDYmilkshake IDYmilkshake
76T8
maborosi maborosi
72T7
Groooan
30T7
GrimsChild GrimsChild
35T3
Neonman Neonman
59T2
Although it's very pretty in it's own "creppy stop-motionTM" way, it still feels highly disconnected and is so introverted it barely has any emotional or even intellectual resonance. Fortunately, the ending makes sure this is not consistent through the entirety.
kneudorf kneudorf
90T10
guppy guppy
70T8
Timmer
83T9
xxx
85T3
Cronos
60T6
Coheed
80T8
FitFortDanga MartinTeller
71T4
filmaffinity filmaffinity
62T6
Reiden
10T2
JooJoo JooJoo
8T10
A perfectly realized (and rationalized) bit of dream logic.
Average Tier 6.75 from 57 Rankings rss