Stan Brakhage - Can't Stop the Movies
Can't Stop the Movies

Stan Brakhage

Stan Brakhage Page PictureStan Brakhage (1933-2003) was one of the most important creators in experimental film.  He used different stocks, painted directly onto and sometimes pasted the remains of once-living creatures on the film.  When his films incorporated sound they had dialogue in elliptical poetry or uneasy scores which reflected the complex emotions of his visuals.   Brakhage had an extensive career and it is difficult to track down all of his films.  Collected here are Andrew's thoughts on the films available on The Criterion Collection volumes of his work.


Introduction and Desistfilm (1954)The Wonder Ring (1955)Cat's Cradle (1959)Wedlock House - An Intercourse (1959)Window Water Baby Moving (1959)The Dead (1960)Dog Star Man (1961-1964)Mothlight (1963)Two - Creeley - McClure (1965)23rd Psalm Branch parts I (1966) and II (1967)Eye Myth (1967)Scenes From Under Childhood (1967)The Machine of Eden (1970)The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (1971)The Process (1972)The Wold Shadow (1972)Star Garden (1974)The Stars Are Beautiful (1974)Desert (1976)The Domain of the Moment (1977)Burial Path (1978)Duplicity III (1980)Murder Psalm (1980)The Garden of Earthly Delights (1981)Arabic 12 (1982)Unconscious London Strata (1982)Night Music (1986)The Dante Quartet (1987)Kindering (1987)I...Dreaming (1988)Rage Net (1988)Visions in Meditation (1989-1990)Update - Delicacies of Molten Horror Synapse (1990)Glaze of Cathexis (1990)Crack Glass Eulogy (1991)Untitled (For Marilyn) (1992)Boulder Blues and Pearls and... (1993)Stellar (1993)Study in Color and Black and White (1993)Black Ice (1994)From - First Hymn to the Night - Novalis (1994)The Mammals of Victoria (1994)I Take These Truths (1995)Commingled Containers (1996)The Cat and the Worm's Green Realm (1997)Yggdrasill - Whose Roots Are Stars in the Human Mind (1997)... Reel Five (1998)The Dark Tower (1999)Persian Series 1-3 (1999)Lovesong (2001)Chinese Series (2003)After Ego DeathFinale