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Mothlight (1963)

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A "found foliage" film composed of insects, leaves, and other detritus sandwiched between two strips of perforated tape.


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Seemingly at random, the wings and other bits of moths and insects move rapidly across the screen. Most are brown or sepia; up close, we can see patterns within wings, similar to the veins in a leaf. Sometimes the images look like paper cutouts, like Matisse. Green objects occasionally appear. Most wings are translucent. The technique makes them appear to be stuck directly to the film. Written by <>

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wings | insect | moth | brown | sepia | See more »






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9 April 2004 (Hong Kong)  »

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1.37 : 1
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Referenced in The Jacket (2005) See more »

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17 March 2003 | by (NEW YORK) – See all my reviews

Finding Brakhage was an accident, but when I did stumble upon his world, I shut the door to the "Hollywood" world, and I sat down in the dark, to watch Brakhage. MOTHLIGHT was the first one I saw, and MOTHLIGHT was all I needed to see in the beginning before I wanted to get into experimental film. It traps you and doesn't let you go. Those who have seen it, know what I'm talking about. It's something amazing, and something everyone needs to experience at least once. **** four stars.

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