Prelude: Dog Star Man

16mm, color, silent, 25 min
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In PRELUDE Brakhage achieves a synthesis of all his techniques. In thisfilm of exquisite beauty the images become like words: they come back again, in little bursts, and disappear, and come back again ...
Rental format: 16mm $100.00

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In PRELUDE Brakhage achieves a synthesis of all his techniques. In thisfilm of exquisite beauty the images become like words: they come back again, in little bursts, and disappear, and come back again – like in sentences – creating visual and mental impressions, experiences. – Jonas Mekas

PRELUDE is a declaration both of the unity of the world ( and Brakhage's lyrical feeling of identification with it) and love for woman, expressed in transcendent, cosmic terms. His images here include both microscopic and telescopic, and range from solar explosions to brief glimpses of the beloved's body... the degree of spiritual, cosmic feeling is remarkable. Brakhage has gone further than any of his fellows whose work I have seen – Paul Beckley New York Herald Tribune.

Four basic visual themes dominate PRELUDE: (1) the four elements, air, earth, fire and water; (2) the cosmos represented in the stock footage of the sun, the moon, and the stars; (3) Brakhage's household- himself, his dog and cat, his baby, and particularly his wife's nude body; and (4) artificial, yet purely filmic devices such as painting or scratching in film, distorting lenses, double exposure and clear leader. – P. Adams Sitney BRAND NEW PRINT.

Films

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    Interim
    Experimental

    Interim
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, black and white, sound, 24 min
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    Desistfilm
    Experimental

    Desistfilm
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, black and white, sound, 7 min
    Rental format: 16mm
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    In Between
    Experimental

    In Between
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, sound, 9.5 min
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    Reflections on Black
    Experimental

    Reflections on Black
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, black and white, sound, 12 min
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    The Way to Shadow Garden
    Experimental

    The Way to Shadow Garden
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, black and white, sound, 10 min
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    The Wonder Ring
    Experimental

    The Wonder Ring
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 4 min
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    Loving
    Experimental

    Loving
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 4 min
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    Nightcats
    Experimental

    Nightcats
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 8 min
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    Daybreak & Whiteye
    Experimental

    Daybreak & Whiteye
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, black and white, sound, 8 min
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    Anticipation of the Night
    Experimental

    Anticipation of the Night
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 40 min
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    Cat's Cradle
    Experimental

    Cat's Cradle
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 6 min
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    • Spiritual / Mystical
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    Sirius Remembered
    Experimental

    Sirius Remembered
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 10.5 min
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    Wedlock House: An Intercourse
    Experimental

    Wedlock House: An Intercourse
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, black and white, silent, 11 min
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    Window Water Baby Moving
    Experimental

    Window Water Baby Moving
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 12 min
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    • Body
    • Biography / Autobiography
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    Centuries of June
    Experimental

    Centuries of June
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 10 min
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    • Landscape / Architecture
    • Personal / Diary / Journal
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    Gnir Rednow
    Experimental

    Gnir Rednow
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 10 min
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    The Dead
    Experimental

    The Dead
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 11 min
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    Films by Stan Brakhage: An Avant-Garde Home Movie
    Experimental

    Films by Stan Brakhage: An Avant-Garde Home Movie
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 3.5 min
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    Thigh Line Lyre Triangular
    Experimental

    Thigh Line Lyre Triangular
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 9 min
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    Blue Moses
    Experimental
    Narrative

    Blue Moses
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, black and white, sound, 10.5 min
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    • Spiritual / Mystical
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    Dog Star Man: Part I
    Experimental
    Narrative

    Dog Star Man: Part I
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 30 min
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    • Personal / Diary / Journal
    • Philosophical
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    Dog Star Man: Part II
    Experimental

    Dog Star Man: Part II
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 5.5 min
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    • Arts / Artists
    • Environment / Nature
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    Mothlight
    Experimental

    Mothlight
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 4 min
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    • Environment / Nature
    • Hand-Processed
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    Oh Life—A Woe Story—The A Test News
    Experimental

    Oh Life—A Woe Story—The A Test News
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, black and white, silent, 5 min
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    Dog Star Man Complete
    Experimental

    Dog Star Man Complete
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 75 min
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    • Environment / Nature
    • Family
    • Landscape / Architecture
    • Personal / Diary / Journal
    • Philosophical
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    Dog Star Man: Part III
    Experimental

    Dog Star Man: Part III
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 7.5 min
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    • Environment / Nature
    • Family
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    Dog Star Man: Part IV
    Experimental

    Dog Star Man: Part IV
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 6 min
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    • History
    • Philosophical
    • Spiritual / Mystical
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    The Art of Vision
    Experimental

    The Art of Vision
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 250 min
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    3 Films: Blue White/Bloodstone/Vein
    Experimental

    3 Films: Blue White/Bloodstone/Vein
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 8 min
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    • Children / Youth
    • History
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    Black Vision
    Experimental

    Black Vision
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 2.5 min
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    • Environment / Nature
    • Personal / Diary / Journal
    • Philosophical
    • Psychology / Mental Health
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    Fire of Waters
    Experimental

    Fire of Waters
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, black and white, sound, 10 min
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    Pasht
    Experimental

    Pasht
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 5 min
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    • Environment / Nature
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    Two: Creeley/McClure
    Experimental

    Two: Creeley/McClure
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 5 min
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    • Personal / Diary / Journal
    • Philosophical
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    Zone Moment
    Experimental

    Zone Moment
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, sound, 3 min
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    Polite Madness
    Experimental

    Polite Madness
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 2.5 min
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    • Arts / Artists
    • Hand-Processed
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    Scenes From Under Childhood: Section No. 1
    Documentary
    Experimental

    Scenes From Under Childhood: Section No. 1
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 24.5 min
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    • Children / Youth
    • Personal / Diary / Journal
    • Philosophical
    • Psychology / Mental Health
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    The Horseman, The Woman And The Moth
    Experimental

    The Horseman, The Woman And The Moth
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 19 min
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    • Hand-Processed
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    My Mountain: Song 27
    Experimental

    My Mountain: Song 27
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 24.25 min
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    My Mountain: Song 27: Part 2: Rivers
    Experimental

    My Mountain: Song 27: Part 2: Rivers
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 32.75 min
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    Scenes From Under Childhood: Section No. 2
    Experimental

    Scenes From Under Childhood: Section No. 2
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 40 min
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    Scenes From Under Childhood: Section No. 3
    Experimental

    Scenes From Under Childhood: Section No. 3
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 27.5 min
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    The Animals of Eden and After
    Experimental

    The Animals of Eden and After
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 35 min
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    Eyes
    Experimental

    Eyes
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 35.5 min
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    The Machine of Eden
    Experimental

    The Machine of Eden
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 11 min
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    Scenes From Under Childhood: Section No. 4
    Experimental

    Scenes From Under Childhood: Section No. 4
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 46 min
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    Sexual Meditation: #1 Motel
    Experimental

    Sexual Meditation: #1 Motel
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 7 min
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    The Weir-Falcon Saga
    Experimental

    The Weir-Falcon Saga
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 29 min
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    The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes
    Experimental

    The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes
    Stan Brakhage

    16mm, color, silent, 32 min
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    • Body