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Film Biographies

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A collection of lectures delivered by Brahkhage while he was teaching at The Art Institute of Chicago in the early 1970s. Filmmakers discussed include: George Melies, D.W. Griffith, Carl Theodore Dreyer, Sergei Eisenstein, Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy, Buster Keaton, Jean Vigo, Fritz Lang, F.W. Murnau, Alexender Dovzhenko, and a special lecture dedicated to "The ...more
Paperback, 295 pages
Published 1979 by Turtle Island (first published 1977)
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Lord love Stan, but this is a difficult book. I only made it about halfway through. More like Film Mythologies than biographies. Needs a lot of attention that I wasn't ready to give at this time.
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better known as Stan Brakhage, was an American non-narrative filmmaker. He is considered to be one of the most important figures in 20th-century experimental film.

Over the course of five decades, Brakhage created a large and diverse body of work, exploring a variety of formats, approaches and techniques that included handheld camerawork, painting directly onto celluloid, fast cutting, in-camera ed
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