Detail View: Stan Brakhage Collection: Stan Brakhage on art films and Isadore Isou

Identifier: 
narv_#50-43LectureOrig1-28-74Isou
Title: 
Stan Brakhage on art films and Isadore Isou
Description: 
Stan Brakhage describes the difference between movies and films that qualify as art, particularly in relation to documentaries. He then discusses Jean Cocteau's reading of 'Oedipus Rex.' Brakhage notes some of the cultural influences on Isadore Isou, such as the art movement in post-WWII France. He then talks about Alfred Jarry and his creation 'Ubu Roi.' Jarry and W. B. Yeats are compared and contrasted. Brakhage then summarizes the plot of Edmund Wilson's 'Axel's Castle.' He gives a biography of Isou. Brakhage also mentions the uproar Isou's film 'Venom and Eternity' created and he plays this film.
Description Type: 
Abstract
Description: 
00:00 Stan Brakhage begins 39:53 Brakhage ends 41:06 Brakhage begins 1:08:59 Brakhage ends 1:09:09 Questions from the audience begin 1:20:57 Questions from the audience end 1:21:04 Brakhage begins 1:32:23 Brakhage ends 1:32:46 Clip from film begins 1:35:44 End
Description Type: 
SegmentSequence
Description: 
Course title: Document in Film - The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Description Type: 
Venue
Subject: 
Artists
Subject Type: 
lcsh
Subject: 
Film criticism -- Aesthetics
Subject Type: 
lcsh
Subject: 
Isou, Isidore
Subject Type: 
naf
Subject: 
Jarry, Alfred, 1873-1907
Subject Type: 
naf
Subject: 
Ubi Roi
Subject: 
Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939
Subject Type: 
naf
Subject: 
Documentaries, Motion picture
Subject Type: 
lcsh
Subject: 
Cocteau, Jean, 1889-1963. Ĺ’dipe-roi
Subject Type: 
naf
Subject: 
Jarry, Alfred, 1873-1907. Ubu roi
Subject Type: 
lcsh
Source: 
narv_#50-43LectureOrig1-28-74Isou
Creator: 
Brakhage, Stan
Creator Type: 
naf
Date: 
1/28/1974
Format Medium: 
audio/mp3
Language: 
English