Detail View: Stan Brakhage Collection: Stan Brakhage on Buster Keaton and James Broughton

Identifier: 
narv_4th40Lecture12-15-75KeatonBroughton
Title: 
Stan Brakhage on Buster Keaton and James Broughton
Description: 
Stan Brakhage discusses surrealism and dreams. He explains perspective, particularly the illusion of creating depth in film. Brakhage mentions that Buster Keaton is able to give his films a "surreal feeling," and cites 'The Navigator' as an example. He describes the making of 'The Navigator.' Brakhage recommends Nadezhda Mandelstam's books and uses them to explain the difference between the terms "individual" and "personal." He provides some details about Keaton's life and personality and focuses on Keaton's obsession with machinery. Brakhage analyzes James Broughton's film 'Dreamwood' and plays it. Then he and the audience analyze 'Dreamwood.'
Description Type: 
Abstract
Description: 
00:00 Stan Brakhage begins 1:05:09 Brakhage ends 1:05:17 Clip from film begins 1:05:39 Clip from film ends 1:05:53 Questions from the audience begin 1:27:52 End
Description Type: 
SegmentSequence
Description: 
Course title: History of Film: "I as Eye" (Film and First Person Singular) - The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Description Type: 
Venue
Subject: 
Motion pictures -- Production and direction
Subject Type: 
lcsh
Subject: 
Keaton, Buster, 1895-1966
Subject Type: 
naf
Subject: 
Navigator (Motion picture : 1924)
Subject Type: 
lcsh
Subject: 
Mandelʹshtam, Nadezhda, 1899-1980
Subject Type: 
naf
Subject: 
Dreamwood (Motion picture)
Subject: 
Filmmaking (Motion pictures)
Subject Type: 
lcsh
Subject: 
Broughton, James, 1913-1999
Subject Type: 
naf
Subject: 
Surrealism
Subject Type: 
lcsh
Subject: 
Surrealism in motion pictures
Subject Type: 
lcsh
Subject: 
Dreams
Subject Type: 
lcsh
Source: 
narv_4th40Lecture12-15-75KeatonBroughton
Creator: 
Brakhage, Stan
Creator Type: 
naf
Date: 
12/15/1975
Format Medium: 
audio/mp3
Language: 
English