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Dog Star Man: Part I (1962)

The first part of Dog Star Man (1964), an experimental film wherein a man climbs a mountain along with his dog.

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Stan Brakhage (as Brakhage)
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Jane Brakhage Jane Brakhage ... (uncredited)
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From a murky landscape, a wooded mountain emerges. We watch the sun. We see a bearded man climbing up the mountain through the snow. He carries an ax, and he's accompanied by a dog. His labors continue. There is no soundtrack. Images rush past - water, trees, and surfaces too close up to distinguish. He struggles. A fire burns. Nature, in long shots and magnified, is formidable and silent. It's tough going; he carries on. In a capillary, blood flows. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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USA

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English

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9 March 2004 (Hong Kong) See more »

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Собака Звезда Человек: Часть 1 See more »

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1.37 : 1
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Followed by Dog Star Man: Part II (1963) See more »

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...a flash of memory still burning a final design into my retinas...
18 December 1998 | by dubnutSee all my reviews

This is not a "movie" in any hollywood-sense.

Close your eyes, watch as the patterns emerge from the darkness, slip in a few memory stills from the movie of your life, make the white noise as silent as possible in your cranium (no sound in this movie at all, unless your vcr makes a hissing noise), take this seemingly unreal experience and transpose it to film, scratch the film with forks, burn it with lighters, paint on the film, crinkle it, twist it, swallow it whole the way the tibetans swallow strips of cloth to clean their intestines, wash it, reel it and see the movie of your dreams.

"great" isn't good enough. This film goes off the scale, as we mere humans have no method of measuring the value of such an experience. If I had 30 thumbs they would all be up. If I had to choose from 1 to five stars, I would have to obliterate the stars, turn them into black holes, wait til a few more stars gather round and post them all right here for the world to see::::::::>


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