And a nifty-sounding adaptation it is. It is a movie consisting of live-action pantomime, puppets and stop-motion animation. Actually it sounds just right for The Metamorphosis, where the human protagonist awakes one morning as a giant vermin. That demands puppets to me. And there will also be live music.
Franz Kafka (1883-1924)
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MoMA Announces THE METAMORPHOSIS BY FRANZ KAFKA Screenings With Live Piano, 1/6 & 7
The Museum of Modern Art marks the closing of its critically acclaimed exhibition Quay Brothers: On Deciphering the Pharmacist's Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets with the United States premiere of the Quay Brothers' new film, The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, presented in a special run on January 6 and 7, 2013, in The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1. Commissioned by Russian-born French pianist Mikhail Rudy in affiliation with Cité de la musique in Paris, where it premiered last March, the film will be screened with live piano accompaniment by Rudy, performing the music of Czech composer Leo? Janáek. The screenings are presented as part of MoMA's The Contenders 2013 film series.