- Photos: Melissa Moseley
- "Being John Malkovich"
- BUZZ on the Internet
- (from Epinions.com)
From this comes the breathtaking opening sequence, a Jan Svankmajer-esque 'dance of despair', a
solipsistic puppet theater-within-a-movie that encapsulates the performance/identity/frame
motif to follow. Later we're treated to the street theater 'Abelard and
Heloise', which I found incredibly
moving, as well as the puppet surrogate love fantasy,
which was so sexy and tender that I had to look away."
"(NOTE: his puppet
performances are breathtaking, and it really made
me want to see more of that)."
- "First of all, it has the richest, most realistic use of puppetry I
have ever seen. The puppets show emotion that many actors don't manage
in other movies, not this one)".
- "The puppetry
featured in the movie was astounding, and really beautiful
- "This movie is just as much an advertisement for
puppeteering as it is for John Malkovich. It makes puppeteering seem cool and fun."
"The most entertaining aspect of the film, and the most
emotionally stimulating, was the puppet shows Cusack's character performed."
- "The puppet work (by Phillip Huber and company)
"It also opens with what is perhaps the most mesmerizing opening sequence
- Also, the movie really, really informed me and got me
interested in puppetry: another unexpected
fringe benefit of seeing this movie".
- "The puppeteering segments are quaint and beguiling, resting your mind
long enough to let the adventure build up and continue to challenge your
- "BJMalkovich had puppets, Damn good puppets."
- "Oh and the puppets. Go for the puppeteering"