Stan 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.