By Brakhage

By Brakhage

An Anthology. Volume Two

DVD - 2010
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In this second installment, we are proud to present thirty more of Brakhage's innovative creations, from his 1950s films to his final work from 2003. Highlights of this collection include the antiwar film 23rd psalm branch; hand-painted films from the Persian series; The wonder ring, made for a commission by Joseph Cornell; the autobiographical Scenes from under childhood, section one; his only found-footage film, Murder psalm; and much more.

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Jer40
Jun 07, 2018

Amazing in every sense. Brakhage is perhaps my favorite of the experiemental film makers, not just because of the beautiful intimacy of his dancing images, but because if his dedication to his process, which was not an easy one.

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RoyalJellyIII
Jul 31, 2017

To quickly summarize, Stan Brakhage was a filmmaker who emerged as part of the underground art scene of the 1950s. His short movies were abstract expressions of his philosophy and his life experience, using pictures and light and the very medium and raw material of film to provoke and inspire the viewer into deeper exploration. Most of his films were completely silent so that, under the right circumstances, he was creating a kind of cocoon around the person watching. It's just you and the cinema, make of it what you will. From what I gather, Brakhage had specific intentions with each piece, but his real goal was making someone watch and see for themselves, and what they took away from that was just as important as any plan he could come up with.

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