The Quay Brothers, filming <em>Through The Weeping Glass</em> at the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia. The Quays started filming without a script or a storyline.
Credit Edward Waisnis / Behind the Scenes with the Quay Brothers
The bone pathology section of the Mutter Museum shows, in the foreground, the skeleton of a 7-foot-6-inch giant and the skeleton of Mary Ashberry, a 3-foot-6-inch dwarf.
Credit Mutter Museum View 1, 1994 / Olivia Parker
A still image from the Quay Brothers' film <em>Through The Weeping Glass,</em> showing a "flap book." Flap books were layered, peel-away anatomy textbooks that progressively revealed deeper structures of the human body.
The notion of "beauty" can mean many different things to artists. For the Brothers Quay — identical-twin filmmakers — it often means dimly lit black and white images of animated dolls, screws, cogs — any manner of inanimate object brought to life. They're so good at it that fellow filmmaker Terry Gilliam called the Quays' Street of Crocodiles one of the best animated films of all time.
The prospect of a United Nations vote on Palestinian statehood did not escape the notice of the Republican contenders for president as Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday hurled himself into the debate over Middle East policy with a public address on the subject in New York City.