Monday, September 23, 2013

The Fabulous World of Jules Verne (1958)

I saw this film once a few years back, and was totally entranced. Czech director Karel Zeman made the most wonderfully peculiar films, using a combination of live-action and animation techniques (you really need to see it on a larger scale than this to fully appreciate how deliciously weird it is). In The Fabulous World of Jules Verne Zeman seems to have been influenced by Jules Verne, Art Nouveau, and heaven only knows what else.


  1. Okay, you piqued my curiosity. Where can I find more?

    1. Hi Carole,
      I saw it on DVD, so it should be available, maybe at specialty video stores, or on ebay or Amazon.

      One thing I loved about the movie is the way Karl Zeman added multitudes of little lines to create a look that reminded me of Victorian engravings. Something you can't really see, unfortunately, in the YouTube video.


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