Detail View: Stan Brakhage Collection: Brakhage on film making followed by Alan Ginsberg and Charles Bukowski readings

Identifier: 
narv_brak_BrakhageattheCenterforCreativeStudiesDetroit1976
Title: 
Brakhage on film making followed by Alan Ginsberg and Charles Bukowski readings
Description: 
In a lecture Brakhage shares his views on film making. After a viewing of his 'The Text of Light,' he engages in a question and answer session, talking about music, poetry, technology, his films, and his opinions on various other topics. The last section is of a petry reading by Alan Ginsberg and Charles Bukowski .
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Abstract
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00:00 Brakhage is introduced 09:00 Brakhage talks about film as an art 11:45 Expounds on "mastery" in the arts 16:00 Creates a music analogy to filmmaking 18:00 Talks about "going to the movies" 20:00 Describes a camera technique 26:30 Elaborates on the objective of filmmaking 35:30 Introduces his film The text of light 38:40 Brakhage ends his talk 39:00 Q+A begins 40:30 Explains the dark screen as "visual silence" 45:00 Talks about Beethoven's influence on music 48:30 Elaborates about smoking and suggests using snuff 54:00 Expresses his appreciation of poetry and the importance of having art "in the home" 55:45 He explains the pros and cons of the new video technology [DVDs] 58:00 Answers inaudible question, describing his filmmaking process 01:01:30 The relation of words, eyes, sound and vision. 01:04:30 Answers question on his training in music: piano, voice, violin 01:08:30 Answers question on his preference for the music analogy 01:13:00 Comparing still photography to film 01:14:30 Answers question on feeling vs. thinking in viewing a film 01:16:00 Emphasizes the importance of the unique individual 01:18:30 Tells a story about a poodle being put in a microwave oven 01:21:00 Answers question on why his films are mostly silent 01:22:00 Elaborates on seeing lights and auras and putting that into Text of Light 01:27:00 Ends talk 01:27:30 Allen Ginsberg reads from his work - break 01:29:00 Charles Bukowski reads from his 'Last days of the suicide kid' 01:32:30 Poetry read in simultaneous layers 01:34:00 End
Description Type: 
SegmentSequence
Description: 
Center for Creative Studies
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Venue
Subject: 
Brakhage, Stan
Subject Type: 
naf
Subject: 
Filmmaking (Motion pictures)
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lcsh
Subject: 
Independent filmmakers -- United States
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lcsh
Subject: 
Text of Light (Motion picture)
Subject: 
Experimental films -- United States
Subject Type: 
lcsh
Subject: 
Art -- Philosophy
Subject Type: 
lcsh
Subject: 
Poetry, American -- 20th century
Subject Type: 
lcsh
Subject: 
Poets -- 20th century
Subject Type: 
lcsh
Subject: 
Oral interpretation of poetry
Subject Type: 
lcsh
Source: 
narv_brak_BrakhageattheCenterforCreativeStudiesDetroit1976
Creator: 
Brakhage, Stan
Creator Type: 
naf
Contributor: 
Bukowski, Charles
Contributor Type: 
naf
Contributor: 
Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997
Contributor Type: 
naf
Date: 
1976
Format Medium: 
audio/mpg
Language: 
English