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Stan Brakhage (1933–2003)

Stan Brakhage was born on January 14, 1933 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as Robert Sanders. He was a director and cinematographer, known for Window Water Baby Moving (1959), The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (1971) and Mothlight (1963). He was married to Marilyn Jull and Jane Brakhage. He died on March 9, 2003 in Victoria, British Columbia, ... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 2004 Coupling (Short)
 2003 Water for Maya (Short)
 2003 Chinese Series (Short)
 2003 Work in Progress (Short)
 2003 Stan's Window (Short)
 2002/II Ascension (Short)
 2002 Lovesong 3 (Short)
 2002/II Max (Short)
 2002 Resurrectus Est (Short)
 2002 Micro-Garden (Short)
 2002 Seasons... (Short)
 2002 Lovesong 4 (Short)
 2002 Dark Night of the Soul (Short)
 2002 Lovesong 5 (Short)
 2002 Lovesong 6 (Short)
 2001 Baby Jesus (Short)
 2001 Christ on Cross (Short)
 2001 In Jesus Name (Short)
 2001 Jesus Wept (Short)
 2001 Night Mulch (Short)
 2001 Rounds (Short)
 2001 Very (Short)
 2001 Persian Series #13 (Short)
 2001 Persian Series #14 (Short)
 2001 Persian Series #15 (Short)
 2001 Persian Series #16 (Short)
 2001 Persian Series #17 (Short)
 2001 Persian Series #18 (Short)
 2001 Lovesong (Short)
 2001 Lovesong 2 (Short)
 2001 Occam's Thread (Short)
 2001 Garden Path (Short documentary)
 2000 Dance (Short)
 2000 Persian Series #10 (Short)
 2000 Persian Series #11 (Short)
 2000 Persian Series #12 (Short)
 2000 Persian Series #6 (Short)
 2000 Persian Series #7 (Short)
 2000 Persian Series #8 (Short)
 2000 Persian Series #9 (Short)
 1999 Cloud Chamber (Short)
 1999 Cricket Requiem (Short)
 1999 Moilsome Toilsome (Short)
 1999 Persian Series #1 (Short)
 1999 Persian Series #2 (Short)
 1999 Persian Series #3 (Short)
 1999 Persian Series #4 (Short)
 1999 Persian Series #5 (Short)
 1999 The Birds of Paradise (Short)
 1999 The Dark Tower (Short)
 1999 Worm and Web Love (Short)
 1999 ...Reel Five (Short)
 1998 ...Reel Four (Short)
 1998 ...Reel One (Short)
 1998 ...Reel Three (Short)
 1998 ...Reel Two (Short)
 1997 Commingled Containers (Short)
 1997 Divertimento (Short)
 1997 Self Song/Death Song (Short)
 1996 Beautiful Funerals (Short)
 1996 Blue Value (Short)
 1996 Concrescence (Short)
 1996 Polite Madness (Short)
 1996 Prelude 1 (Short)
 1996 Prelude 10 (Short)
 1996 Prelude 11 (Short)
 1996 Prelude 12 (Short)
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 1996 Prelude 8 (Short)
 1996 Prelude 9 (Short)
 1996 Sexual Saga (Short)
 1996 Shockingly Hot (Short)
 1996 The Fur of Home (Short)
 1995 Blood Drama (Short)
 1995 Blue Black: Introspection (Short)
 1995 Earthen Aerie (Short)
 1995 I... (Short)
 1995 Paranoia Corridor (Short)
 1995 Retrospect: The Passover (Short)
 1995 Sorrowing (Short)
 1995 Spring Cycle (Short)
 1994 Black Ice (Short)
 1994 Cannot Exist (Short)
 1994 Cannot Not Exist (Short)
 1994 Elementary Phrases (Short)
 1994 I Take These Truths (Short)
 1994 Naughts (Short)
 1994 The Chartres Series (Short)
 1994 The Mammals of Victoria (Short)
 1994 We Hold These (Short)
 1993 Autumnal (Short)
 1993 Blossom Gift/Favor (Short)
 1993 Ephemeral Solidity (Short)
 1993 Stellar (Short)
 1993 The Harrowing (Short)
 1993 Three Homerics (Short)
 1993 Tryst Haunt (Short)
 1992 Crack Glass Eulogy (Short)
 1992 For Marilyn (Short)
 1992 Interpolations I-V (Short)
 1991 Agnus Dei Kinder Synapse (Short)
 1991 Christ Mass Sex Dance (Short)
 1991 Vision of the Fire Tree (Short)
 1990 Babylon Series #2 (Short)
 1990 Babylon Series #3 (Short)
 1990 City Streaming (Short)
 1990 Glaze of Cathexis (Short)
 1990 The Thatch of Night (Short)
 1989 Babylon Series (Short)
 1989 Faust 4 (Short)
 1989 Visions in Meditation #1 (Short)
 1988 Faust 3: Candida Albacore (Short)
 1988 Matins (Short)
 1988 Rage Net (Short)
 1988 I... Dreaming (Short)
 1988 Marilyn's Window (Short)
 1987 Kindering (Short)
 1987 The Dante Quartet (Short)
 1987 Loud Visual Noises (Short)
 1986 Confession (Short)
 1986 Fireloop (Short)
 1986 Night Music (Short)
 1986 The Aerodyne (Short)
 1986 The Loom
 1986 Jane (Short)
 1984 Tortured Dust
 1984 Egyptian Series (Short)
 1982 Arabic Numeral Series 14 (Short)
 1982 Arabic Numeral Series 15 (Short)
 1982 Arabic Numeral Series 16 (Short)
 1982 Arabic Numeral Series 17 (Short)
 1982 Arabic Numeral Series 18 (Short)
 1982 Arabic Numeral Series 19 (Short)
 1981 Arabic Numeral Series 0 (Short)
 1981 Arabic Numeral Series 10 (Short)
 1981 Arabic Numeral Series 11 (Short)
 1981 Arabic Numeral Series 12 (Short)
 1981 Arabic Numeral Series 13 (Short)
 1981 Arabic Numeral Series 4 (Short)
 1981 Arabic Numeral Series 5 (Short)
 1981 Arabic Numeral Series 6 (Short)
 1981 Arabic Numeral Series 7 (Short)
 1981 Arabic Numeral Series 8 (Short)
 1981 Arabic Numeral Series 9 (Short)
 1981 Nodes (Short)
 1981 RR (Short)
 1981 Hell Spit Flexion (Short)
 1981 Roman Numeral Series IX (Short)
 1981 Roman Numeral Series VIII (Short)
 1981 Unconscious London Strata (Short)
 1980 Arabic Numeral Series 1 (Short)
 1980 Arabic Numeral Series 2 (Short)
 1980 Arabic Numeral Series 3 (Short)
 1980 Made Manifest (Short)
 1980 Other (Short)
 1980 Roman Numeral Series III (Short)
 1980 Roman Numeral Series IV (Short)
 1980 Roman Numeral Series V (Short)
 1980 Roman Numeral Series VI (Short)
 1980 Roman Numeral Series VII (Short)
 1980 Salome (Short)
 1980 Sincerity IV (Short)
 1980 Sincerity V
 1980 Aftermath (Short)
 1980 Duplicity III (Short)
 1980 Murder Psalm (Short)
 1979 @ (Short)
 1979 Creation (Short)
 1979 Roman Numeral Series I (Short)
 1979 Roman Numeral Series II (Short)
 1978 Bird (Short)
 1978 Burial Path (Short)
 1978 Centre (Short)
 1978 Duplicity (Short)
 1978 Duplicity II (Short)
 1978 Nightmare Series (Short)
 1978 Purity, and After (Short)
 1978 Sincerity III (Short)
 1978 Sluice (Short)
 1978 Thot-Fal'N (Short)
 1977 The Domain of the Moment (Short)
 1977 The Governor (Documentary)
 1976 Absence (Short)
 1976 Airs (Short)
 1976 Desert (Short)
 1976 Gadflies (Short)
 1976 Highs (Short)
 1976 Rembrandt, Etc., and Jane (Short)
 1976 Short Films: 1976 (Short)
 1976 Sketches (Short)
 1976 Tragoedia (Short)
 1976 Trio (Short)
 1976 Window (Short)
 1975 Short Films: 1975 #1 (Short)
 1975 Short Films: 1975 #10 (Short)
 1975 Short Films: 1975 #2 (Short)
 1975 Short Films: 1975 #3 (Short)
 1975 Short Films: 1975 #4 (Short)
 1975 Short Films: 1975 #5 (Short)
 1975 Short Films: 1975 #6 (Short)
 1975 Short Films: 1975 #7 (Short)
 1975 Short Films: 1975 #8 (Short)
 1975 Short Films: 1975 #9 (Short)
 1975 Sincerity II (Documentary short)
 1974 Aquarien (Short)
 1974 Clancy (Short)
 1974 Dominion (Short)
 1974 Flight (Short)
 1974 Hymn to Her (Short)
 1974 Skein (Short)
 1974 Sol (Short)
 1974 Star Garden (Short)
 1974 The Stars Are Beautiful (Short)
 1973 Gift (Short)
 1973 Sincerity I (Short)
 1973 The Women (Short)
 1972 Eye Myth Educational (Short)
 1972 The Presence (Short)
 1972 The Wold Shadow (Short)
 1972 The Process (Short)
 1972 The Riddle of Lumen (Short)
 1971 Angels' (Short)
 1971 Deus Ex (Short)
 1971 Door (Short)
 1971 Eyes (Short)
 1971 Fox Fire Child Watch (Short)
 1971 The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (Documentary short) (as Brakhage)
 1971 The Peaceable Kingdom (Short)
 1971 The Trip to Door (Short)
 1971 Western History (Short)
 1970 Sexual Meditation: Hotel (Short)
 1970 The Machine of Eden (Short)
 1970 The Weir-Falcon Saga (Short)
 1969 American 30's Song (Short)
 1969 Song 27 (Part II) Rivers (Short)
 1969 Song 28 (Short)
 1969 Song 29 (Short)
 1968 Lovemaking (Short)
 1968 My Mountain Song 27 (Short)
 1968 Song 26 (Short)
 1967 Eye Myth (Short)
 1967 Song 24 (Short)
 1967 Song 25 (Short)
 1965 15 Song Traits (Documentary short)
 1965 Black Vision (Short)
 1965 Blood's Tone (Short)
 1965 Bluewhite (Short)
 1965 Fire of Waters (Short)
 1965 Pasht (Short)
 1965 Song 10 (Short)
 1965 Song 11 (Short)
 1965 Song 12 (Short)
 1965 Song 13 (Short)
 1965 Song 14 (Short)
 1965 Song 16 (Short)
 1965 Song 17 (Short)
 1965 Song 18 (Short)
 1965 Song 19 (Short)
 1965 Song 20 (Short)
 1965 Song 21 (Short)
 1965 Song 22 (Short)
 1965 Song 9 (Short)
 1965 Two: Creeley/McClure (Short)
 1965 Vein (Short)
 1964 Dog Star Man: Part III (Short) (as Brakhage)
 1964 Dog Star Man: Part IV (Short) (as Brakhage)
 1964 Song 1 (Documentary short)
 1964 Song 2 (Documentary short)
 1964 Song 3 (Documentary short)
 1964 Song 4 (Documentary short)
 1964 Song 5 (Documentary short)
 1964 Song 6 (Documentary short)
 1964 Song 7 (Documentary short)
 1964 Song 8 (Documentary short)
 1963 A Woe Story (Short)
 1963 Dog Star Man: Part II (Short) (as Brakhage)
 1963 Meat Jewel (Documentary)
 1963 Mothlight (Short)
 1963 Oh Life (Short)
 1963 The A-Test News (Short)
 1962 Blue Moses (Short)
 1962 Dog Star Man: Part I (Short) (as Brakhage)
 1962 Prelude: Dog Star Man (Short) (as Brakhage)
 1960 The Dead (Short)
 1959 Cat's Cradle (Short)
 1959 Sirius Remembered (Short)
 1959 Wedlock House: An Intercourse (Short) (as Brakhage)
 1959 Window Water Baby Moving (Documentary short)
 1958 Anticipation of the Night (Short)
 1957 Daybreak (Short)
 1957 Loving (Short)
 1957 Whiteye (Short)
 1956 Flesh of Morning (Short)
 1956 Nightcats (Short)
 1956 Zone Moment (Short)
 1955 Centuries of June (Short documentary)
 1955 In Between (Short)
 1955 Reflections on Black (Short)
 1955 The Wonder Ring (Short)
 1954 Desistfilm (Short) (as Brakhage)
 1954 The Extraordinary Child (Short)
 1954 The Way to Shadow Garden (Short)
 1953 The Boy and the Sea (Short)
 1953 Unglassed Windows Cast a Terrible Reflection (Short) (as J. Stan Brakhage)
 1952 Interim (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "Metaphors on Vision" See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Biographical Movies | 10 Print Biographies | 5 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

J. Stan Brakhage | Brakhage
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Personal Quote:

We have the notion that we exist but we have no way to prove it. 'I am' is the closest foundation we can get. See more »

Trivia:

Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945-1985." Pages 151-158. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988. See more »

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