Sunday, August 22, 2010

Stan Brakhage - Dog Star Man (1961-1964)

Regarded as his magnum opus, Stan Brakhage’s Dog Star Man is an ecstatic, mesmerising, arresting seventy five minute immersion in the sun, the stars, the earth. A fascinating visual poem, the film is a silent piece that cascades with solar flares, bursts of colour, artificial light and vibrant scratches across film. It is as far from a linear narrative as you could get and as such is very liberating. Maybe this is the most real kind of film you could find.

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