Detail View: Stan Brakhage Collection: Lecture by Robert Creeley on the film "The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes"

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narv_brak_PittsburghCreeleyPFMIlectureActofSeeing1982
Title: 
Lecture by Robert Creeley on the film "The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes"
Description: 
In this recording Robert Creeley talks about three of Stan Brakhage's films often referred to as ''The Pittsburgh Trilogy.' In preparation of the screening of 'The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes,' which is the filming of an autopsy, he gives accounts of people seeing dead bodies and examples from literature and film that deal with death. A question and answer session follows the screening, and he ends by talking about Stan Brakhage and his way of making films.
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Abstract
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00:00 Creeley begins to talk about three Brakhage films and the subjectivity of seeing 06:50 Talks about the meaning of 'autopsy' as "seeing with ones own eyes" and gives examples of people witnessing dead bodies 26:25 He looks at death in literature, quoting John Donne, Emily Dickinson, Shakespeare and others 35:30 The lecture ends and the screening follows 37:15 Creeley talks about his initial reaction to the film 38:15 Much discussion about the film, its colors, it being silent, the viewing experience, attitudes about the body and about death 01:18:30 Greeley talks about Stan Brakhage 01:30:10 End
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Subject: 
Death in literature
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Death in motion pictures
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Subject: 
Independent films -- United States
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Subject: 
Experimental films -- United States
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Subject: 
The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (Motion picture)
Subject: 
Brakhage, Stan
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Subject: 
Autopsy
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Subject: 
Dead
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Source: 
narv_brak_PittsburghCreeleyPFMIlectureActofSeeing1982
Creator: 
Brakhage, Stan
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Contributor: 
Creeley, Robert, 1926-2005
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Date: 
1982
Format Medium: 
audio/mp3
Language: 
English