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By Brakhage: An Anthology, Volume One

Stan Brakhage

 
By Brakhage: An Anthology, Volume One (Criterion DVD)

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  • United States
  • 243 minutes
  • Color, Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
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  • Spine #184

Working completely outside the mainstream, the wildly prolific, visionary Stan Brakhage made more than 350 films over a half century. Challenging all taboos in his exploration of “birth, sex, death, and the search for God,” he has turned his camera on explicit lovemaking, childbirth, even autopsy. Many of his most famous works pursue the nature of vision itself and transcend the act of filming. Some, including the legendary Mothlight, were made without using a camera at all, as he pioneered the art of making images directly on film, by drawing, painting, and scratching. Criterion is proud to present twenty-six masterworks by Stan Brakhage.

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Disc Features

  • High-definition digital transfers of all twenty-six films:

Disc One
DESISTFILM
1954 • 6 minutes, 48 seconds • 16 mm • Monaural
WEDLOCK HOUSE: AN INTERCOURSE
1959 • 10 minutes, 47 seconds • 16 mm • Silent
DOG STAR MAN
1961–64 • 74 minutes, 34 seconds • 16 mm • Silent
THE ACT OF SEEING WITH ONE’S OWN EYES
1971 • 31 minutes, 50 seconds • 16 mm • Silent

Disc Two
CAT’S CRADLE
1959 • 6 minutes, 16 seconds • 16 mm • Silent
WINDOW WATER BABY MOVING
1959 • 12 minutes, 11 seconds • 16 mm • Silent
MOTHLIGHT
1963 • 3 minutes, 13 seconds • 16 mm • Silent
EYE MYTH
1967 • 9 seconds • 16 mm • Silent
THE WOLD-SHADOW
1972 • 2 minutes, 24 seconds • 16 mm • Silent
THE GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS
1981 • 1 minute, 43 seconds • 35 mm • Silent
THE STARS ARE BEAUTIFUL
1974 • 18 minutes, 27 seconds • 16 mm • Monaural
KINDERING
1987 • 2 minutes, 51 seconds • 16 mm • Monaural
I . . . DREAMING
1988 • 6 minutes, 35 seconds • 16 mm • Monaural
THE DANTE QUARTET
1987 • 6 minutes, 3 seconds • 35 mm • Silent
NIGHT MUSIC
1986 • 30 seconds • 35 mm • Silent
RAGE NET
1988 • 35 seconds • 35 mm • Silent
GLAZE OF CATHEXIS
1990 • 2 minutes, 55 seconds • 16 mm • Silent
DELICACIES OF MOLTEN HORROR SYNAPSE
1990 • 8 minutes, 16 seconds • 16 mm • Silent
UNTITLED (FOR MARILYN)
1992 • 10 minutes, 27 seconds • 16 mm • Silent
BLACK ICE
1994 • 1 minute, 49 seconds • 16 mm • Silent
STUDY IN COLOR AND BLACK AND WHITE
1993 • 1 minute, 35 seconds • 16 mm • Silent
STELLAR
1993 • 2 minutes, 19 seconds • 16 mm • Silent
CRACK GLASS EULOGY
1991 • 6 minutes, 6 seconds • 16 mm • Monaural
THE DARK TOWER
1999 • 2 minutes, 19 seconds • 16 mm • Silent
COMMINGLED CONTAINERS
1996 • 2 minutes, 42 seconds • 16 mm • Silent
LOVESONG
2001 • 10 minutes, 48 seconds • 16 mm • Silent

  • Brakhage on Brakhage, four video encounters with the filmmaker
  • Audio remarks on selected films by Stan Brakhage
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay and film capsules by Brakhage expert Fred Camper

    New cover by Peter Girardi/Funny Garbage

Film Essays

By Brakhage: The Act of Seeing . . .

By Fred CamperMay 25, 2010

Stan Brakhage’s films explode with sensual beauty: bursts of color heightened by extreme . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Before the Beginning Was the Word: Stan Brakhage’s

By Paul ArthurJune 09, 2003

Viewers encountering a Brakhage film for the first time often find the experience daunting and . . . Read more »

Press Notes

Press Notes: By Brakhage: An Anthology, Volumes One and Two

June 08, 2010

Our long-awaited follow-up to the best-selling Criterion set By Brakhage: An Anthology is now . . . Read more »


Film Essays

By Brakhage: The Act of Seeing . . .

By Fred CamperMay 25, 2010

Stan Brakhage’s films explode with sensual beauty: bursts of color heightened by extreme . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Before the Beginning Was the Word: Stan Brakhage’s

By Paul ArthurJune 09, 2003

Viewers encountering a Brakhage film for the first time often find the experience daunting and . . . Read more »