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An experimental short film of flashing images made by Stan Brakhage.

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Stan Brakhage
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Kenneth Anger ... Himself
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An experimental short film of flashing images made by Stan Brakhage.

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English

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8 April 2004 (Hong Kong) See more »

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Silent

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1.37 : 1
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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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visually interesting short by brakhage
30 December 2016 | by framptonhollisSee all my reviews

Although it did get a little tedious towards the end, despite only being a mere 10 minutes in length, this is still a very visually stunning and fascinating film by Stan Brakhage, a man who may be the ultimate experimental filmmaker.

There is no plot to speak of. It is essentially just a collection of bizarre images that Brakhage filmed and fooled around with afterwards, creating a surreal and sometimes jarring experience. It's overall mood and tone is slightly bleaker and drearier than Brakhage's other early works, mainly because of how much darker it was visually. The colors Brakhage uses all throughout this film are just of a very dark tone, there are many grays, blacks, blues, etc.


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