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Window Water Baby Moving (1959)

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Stan Brakhage films the birth of his first child, Myrrena.

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Jane Brakhage ...
Herself (uncredited)
Myrrena Brakhage ...
Herself (baby being born) (uncredited)
Stan Brakhage ...
Himself (uncredited)
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On a winter's day, a woman stretches near a window then sits in a bathtub of water. She's happy. Her lover is nearby; there are close ups of her face, her pregnant belly, and his hands caressing her. She gives birth: we see the crowning of the baby's head, then the birth itself; we watch a pair of hands tie off and cut the umbilical cord. With the help of the attending hands, the mother expels the placenta. The infant, a baby girl, nurses. We return from time to time to the bath scene. By the end, dad's excited; mother and daughter rest. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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2 August 1959 (USA)  »

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Window, Water, Baby, Moving  »

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What every film school makes you watch...

Okay, we had to watch this in film school, and I thought it wasn't anywhere nearly as impressive as people say. I was accused of being an idiot, but I'm sorry this film just didn't speak to me the way it did to others. Brakhage is good, I will not say otherwise, but I don't feel that this short is the pinnacle of his career that I was led to believe it is.


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