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A feature adaptation of Bohumil Hrabal's beloved book made with live action puppets, animated sequences, and visual effects.
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    Too loud a thank you

    Too loud a thank you for supporting our project! Too Loud a Solitude author Bohumil Hrabal will toast you from his celestial throne!

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    Your name on our web site

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    Tweet from a puppet. Twuppet? Tweepet?

    We don't know whether to call it a "twuppet" or a "tweepet," but Hanta, the star puppet and main character of Too Loud a Solitude, will tweet you his thanks. Follow us on Twitter and include your Twitter name with your pledge. Includes acknowledgment on our web site.

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    A postcard in the mail from the director

    Director Genevieve Anderson will thank you personally with a handwritten note on a Too Loud a Solitude film postcard, featuring art by Yevgenia Nayberg. Includes acknowledgment on our web site.

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    Too Loud a Solitude original soundtrack

    Download of original soundtrack by Emmy award winning composer MJ Mynarski. Twelve beautiful compositions commissioned for our 2007 Too Loud a Solitude film short, plus bonus film trailer track. Includes acknowledgment on our web site.

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    Film short download & script

    Download of our seventeen minute Too Loud a Solitude film short, made in 2007, starring Paul Giamatti as the voice of Hanta. Includes film short script by Alex MacInnis for you to see how we adapted the book. Acknowledgment on our web site.

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    Home Czech & Slovak arts festival

    Producer Frank Rehak's essential Czech & Slovak literature, film, and music recommendations with commentary about their relationship to Czech & Slovak cultural history. Includes Spotify music playlist, recommended reading & viewing lists, Frank's commentary, and acknowledgment on our web site.

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    Too Loud a Solitude book and bookmark

    A copy of Bohumil Hrabal's novella with a Too Loud a Solitude film bookmark, featuring art by Yevgenia Nayberg. Includes acknowledgment on our web site.

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    All things Too Loud a Solitude

    Film short download & script. Download of original Too Loud a Solitude soundtrack by Emmy award winning composer MJ Mynarski. Digital storyboard and design e-portfolio (a selection of storyboards by Christo Stamboliev, costume design sketches by Yevgenia Nayberg, and set design sketches we used to make our 2007 film short). Also includes home Czech & Slovak arts festival, thank you Tweet from a puppet, and acknowledgment on our web site.

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    Signed puppet films DVD

    DVD of our 2007 seventeen minute Too Loud a Solitude film short, starring Paul Giamatti as the voice of Hanta, signed by Director Genevieve Anderson, and Anderson's other puppet films: Boxed (12 min., 1998), Sunlight (17 min., 2000), and Ola's Box Of Clovers (10 min., 2004). Includes acknowledgment on our web site.

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    Prague calendar and souvenirs

    2017 Prague calendar of beautiful original photos of the city by Olga Mendel, signed, and a selection of souvenir items personally collected for you from Prague by our team: a U Zlateho Tygra coaster from Bohumil Hrabal's favorite pub, a bag of Haslerky candies (named after Karel Hasler, renowned Czech singer and actor), a Bohumil Hrabal Postrizinske beer bottle label, and a folding postcard of 3D Prague Castle and Charles Bridge. Also includes acknowledgment on our web site.

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    Literature and translation book duo

    A copy of Bohumil Hrabal's novella Too Loud a Solitude, film bookmark, and The Man Between: Michael Henry Heim and a Life In Translation, by Esther Allen, Sean Cotter & Russell Scott Valentino, Editors, about the life and work of Hrabal's renowned translator, whose translation allows us to enjoy the book today. Includes acknowledgment on our web site.

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    Book signed by translator Paul Wilson

    We will send you a copy of Bohumil Hrabal's short story collection Mr. Kafka: And Other Tales From The Time Of The Cult (New Directions Books), signed by translator Paul Wilson. Mr. Wilson also translated writings of Czech President Vaclav Havel and was a singer with legendary rock band The Plastic People Of The Universe. Also includes acknowledgment on our web site.

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    Reception at Czech Center New York

    Join us for a special evening at the Czech Center New York on Thursday, December 1 at 7:00 p.m. for a viewing of the Too Loud a Solitude film short followed by discussion with Director Genevieve Anderson and Producer Kelly Miller. Airfare, accommodations, and ground transportation not included. The Czech Center is located at 321 E. 73rd Street at the Bohemian National Hall (between 1st and 2nd Avenue). Includes refreshments, film swag bag and acknowledgment on our web site.

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    Too Loud a Solitude book necklace

    Exclusive handmade Too Loud a Solitude book necklace designed specially for our donors. Made from reclaimed materials by artists Peg and Awl, the necklace features a handmade book inscribed with Too Loud a Solitude and Bohumil Hrabal on the front cover and a quote from the book inside (see photo). Wear a book and support the film! Also includes acknowledgment on our web site.

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    Too Loud a Solitude desk caddy

    We'll send you a handmade Too Loud a Solitude desk caddy inscribed specially for our donors with a quote from the book (see photos). Made by artists Peg and Awl from reclaimed Heart Pine finished with tung oil. 6″ long by 3″ wide by 4″ tall. Includes acknowledgment on our web site.

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    Visit the L.A. puppet fabrication studio

    For those curious about the puppet arts and puppet design, we'll arrange for you to visit the fabrication studio in Los Angeles where we will be designing and making the puppets for Too Loud a Solitude. Director Genevieve Anderson will discuss the puppet making process and the film. Airfare, accommodations, and ground transportation not included. Includes acknowledgment on our web site.

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    Storyboard and design print portfolio

    Print portfolio of beautiful storyboards and design sketches we used to make the 17 minute film short in 2007. A selection of storyboards by Christo Stamboliev, costume design sketches by Yevgenia Nayberg, and set design sketches, presented in an elegantly-wrapped folder. Includes download of the 2007 film short and acknowledgment on our web site.

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    Bohumil Hrabal's Czech New Wave

    For the Czech New Wave film lover, we'll send you the film Closely Watched Trains, based on Bohumil Hrabal's novel of the same name, and the four DVD collection Pearls Of The Czech New Wave, which includes Pearls Of The Deep, a five part anthology of films based on a selection of Bohumil Hrabal's short stories. Comes with a viewer's guide penned by our resident expert on all things Czech, Producer Frank Rehak, who will enhance your viewing experience with valuable insights into the Czech New Wave. Also includes film short download & script, home Czech & Slovak arts festival, a postcard in the mail from the director, and acknowledgment on our web site. Due to DVD region coding, this item ships only to U.S. and Canada.

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    New York lunch with director & film team

    We'll take you out for lunch and discussion about the film, puppets, and Bohumil Hrabal at Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, located at the Upper East Side's Bohemian National Hall in New York City. Includes Czech, Slovak, & grill favorites from the menu (we're prohibited from offering alcohol as an incentive item; airfare, accommodations, ground transportation not included). Includes film swag bag and acknowledgment on our web site. Lunch is at 12 noon on Saturday December 3, 29-19 24th Avenue, Astoria, New York.

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    NY dinner with director & film team

    We'll take you out for dinner and discussion about the film, puppets, and Bohumil Hrabal at Bohemian Spirit, located in the Upper East Side's Bohemian National Hall in New York City (airfare, accommodations, ground transportation not included). Also includes film swag bag and acknowledgment on our web site. Dinner is at 6 p.m. on Friday December 2.

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    Skype with Director Genevieve Anderson

    Curious to know what it's like to make movies with puppets? We'll arrange for you to have a 30 minute conversation via Skype with Director Genevieve Anderson about her films, puppets, and Too Loud a Solitude. She'll even give you a private tour of her studio! Includes download of the 2007 film short and acknowledgment on our web site.

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    Prague guided tour

    For donors who would like to experience Bohumil Hrabal's Prague, we can't fly you there but we can offer you a guided 3 day/2 night tour of the city by our Producer Frank Rehak. Frank is an expert on Prague and a former Fulbright Teaching Fellow at the Czech Film & Foto Academy in Prague. Discover all the best the city has to offer: galleries and concerts, great restaurants, secret museums, interesting artists, architecture and theater. Visit Hrabal's favorite pub, U Zlateho Tygra, and other Hrabal spots the writer frequented and that appear in his work. Talks about Czech culture included. Airfare, accommodations, ground transportation, cost of meals and event admission not included, but Frank will help arrange your itinerary and lodgings. Must be available to travel late September/early October 2017.

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    A puppet YOU in the film!

    Director Genevieve Anderson will make a puppet in your likeness to be used as one of the supporting or background characters in the film. And when production of the film is complete, you get to keep the puppet! We'll send you images of your puppet being fabricated and an invite to see it being made in person if you're in the Los Angeles area (does not include airfare or accommodations). Also includes acknowledgment on our web site.

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    Too loud an angel supporter

    For our angel supporters, the "Bohumil Hrabundle:" our eternal thanks and gratitude, acknowledgment on our web site, tweet from a puppet, postcard in the mail, film short download & script, home Czech & Slovak arts festival, signed puppet films DVD, literature and translation book duo, book signed by translator Paul Wilson, film bookmarks, Too Loud a Solitude book necklace & desk caddy, storyboard & design print portfolio lovingly placed inside a handmade box in the shape of a book with Too Loud a Solitude inscribed on the cover. Also includes Bohumil Hrabal's Czech New Wave and an invitation to your choice of visit to L.A. puppet fabrication studio or reception at Czech Center NY or NY lunch with production team or NY dinner with production team. To top things off, in honor of your generous contribution, we will include a one of a kind miniature prop used in our 2007 film short and a personal thank you from Hanta, the narrator of Too Loud a Solitude.

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    Literary journal

    Receive a year of poetry, fiction, essays, and interviews from our friends and fellow lovers of Hrabal and literature at Conduit Literary Magazine, "The Only Magazine That Risks Annihilation." Includes acknowledgment on our web site. Only 2 available.

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    Book reviews & poetry chapbooks

    In the spirit of Hanta, the main character of Too Loud a Solitude whose love of books propels the story forward, our friends at Rain Taxi Review Of Books will send you a year of the magazine and two of their artfully-made poetry chapbooks: Clatters, by French writer Henri Droguet, and The Road To Camden, by Dutch writer Kees 't Hart. Includes acknowledgment on our web site. Only 5 available.

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