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Dog Star Man: Part II (1963)

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A man, accompanied by a dog, struggles through snow on a mountain side. We see film stock blister; drawn square shapes appear. Then, we see an infant's face. The images of struggling ... See full summary »

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A man, accompanied by a dog, struggles through snow on a mountain side. We see film stock blister; drawn square shapes appear. Then, we see an infant's face. The images of struggling climber, baby, blurred film stock, large snow flakes, and what may be microscopic details of matter are superimposed on each other, one dominating the frame briefly to be replaced by another. As the man falls in the snow and tries to regain his feet, the baby continues to appear, first with eyes closed. Alternately, images rush by - montages of paper cutouts and life under a microscope. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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More Dog Star Man, more boredom
11 August 2015 | by (Berlin, Germany) – See all my reviews

This is the second part of Stan Breakhage's "Dog Star Man" series and I had some hopes it could be an improvement as early on at least something is happening when we see a man in the mountains accompanied by his dog (maybe the title character? they also appeared at the end of part 1) and afterward a little baby. But that's all there is for the rest too. Quickly changing and flickering images as always with Brakhage are in here too and I really don't like it. The only somewhat solid thing apart from the beginning I see here is that this one runs for only five minutes and not 25-30 minutes like the prelude and part 1. Of course, this does not save this sequence at all. Not recommended.


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