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By Brakhage: An Anthology, Volumes One and Two

Spine #518

May 25, 2010

Number of Discs: 1

  • 1.33:1 Standard
  • English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

By Brakhage: An Anthology, Volumes One and Two

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Directed By: Stan Brakhage
Licensor: Stan Brakhage

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Working outside the mainstream, Stan Brakhage made nearly four hundred films. Challenging all taboos in his exploration of "birth, sex, death, and the search for God," Brakhage 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. Instead, Brakhage pioneered the art of making images directly on film-drawing, painting, and scratching it by hand. His visionary style has influenced everything from cartoons and television commercials to MTV music videos and the work of such mainstream moviemakers as Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, and Oliver Stone. With these two volumes, we present the definitive Brakhage collection-fifty-six of his works in high-definition digital transfers, spanning his almost fifty-year career.

Box Set: The following DVDs are included in this set:

By Brakhage: An Anthology, Volume One
Spine #184
By Brakhage: An Anthology, Volume Two
Spine #517

  • Brakhage on Brakhage, a collection of video encounters with the filmmaker
  • Audio remarks on selected films by Stan Brakhage
  • Brakhage on Brakhage, a collection of video encounters with the filmmaker
  • For Stan, a short film by Marilyn Brakhage
  • Excerpts from a 1990 interview with Brakhage
  • Footage from Brakhage's salon at the University of Colorado
  • Audio recordings of two lectures by Brakhage


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