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The Garden of Earthly Delights (1981)

A collage of two-dimensional images of vegetation, each appearing only for a moment, sometimes as a single image, more often with other bits of stem, leaf, bud, or petal. Often we see only ... See full summary »

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Stan Brakhage
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A collage of two-dimensional images of vegetation, each appearing only for a moment, sometimes as a single image, more often with other bits of stem, leaf, bud, or petal. Often we see only the outline of objects against a black background. Black and green are occasionally joined by fragments of orange or of white and blue. The objects in the frame don't move but they are quickly replaced by another collage, giving the feel of rapid motion. Each collage is crisp, its lines etched against the background of black and later of white. Whitman anyone, or Hieronymus Bosch? Although there is no soundtrack, the rapidity of changing images and colors suggests a riot. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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collage | bud | leaf | petal | stem | See All (14) »

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G
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This film is included on "By Brakhage: an Anthology", which is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #184. See more »

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Plant montage
14 October 2020 | by Chris_KirkSee all my reviews

Two minutes of very fast still images of plants pressed between two plates and photographed. There is no sound and it all moves too fast to see anything. I then slowed it down to 1/16th speed, so each frame takes a bit less than a second, and discovered many beautiful images. It's much better much slower.


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USA

Release Date:

10 April 2004 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Сад земных наслаждений See more »

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