Detail View: Stan Brakhage Collection: Stan Brakhage on Robert Bresson

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narv_brak_brakhageartinstituteofchicagoAuHazardBalthazar1976
Title: 
Stan Brakhage on Robert Bresson
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During a lecture at the Art Institute of Chicago Brakhage answers questions about three of his films. Then he discusses Robert Bresson, his film 'Au hazard Balthazar,' and other Bresson films. He also talks about various aspects of film and the arts in general.
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Abstract
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00:00 Brakhage opens Q+A 02:30 Talks about how his film 'Moth light' was made 04:45 Recommends the book 'The Essential cinema' 08:30 Begins discussing an essay on Bresson's 'The diary of a country priest' 10:20 Elaborates on the "memory I" vs. the "existential I" and the "communal I" 12:30 Talks about the subjective in cinema, as attempted in the film 'The lady of the lake' 17:00 Explains Bresson's use of non-actors to avoid trained "expressiveness" 22:30 Criticizes the art magazine 'October' 26:00 Talks about Japanese cinema 27:00 Criticizes an essay about self-consciousness in the arts 32:00 Talks about Bresson's personality, attitudes, and commercialism 37:00 Expresses anger at cinematographers having to cut out parts of their works. 39:00 Elaborates on the music in Bresson's films 44:15 Goes into Bresson's film 'Pickpocket' 51:00 Reads quotes by Bresson and comments, specifically concerning 'Au hazard Balthazar' 57:45 Talks about students' criticism of himself and artists' struggling 01:02:00 Expresses his admiration for donkeys 01:11:30 More Bresson quotes and commentaries 01:13:30 Talks about camera techniques 01:16:00 Talks about Bresson choosing a donkey for the film 01:17:30 More Bresson quotes and commentaries 01:24:30 Talks about the film 'The yearling' 01:29:15 More Bresson quotes and commentaries 01:31:27 End
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SegmentSequence
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Art Institute of Chicago
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Venue
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Brakhage, Stan
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naf
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Moth light (Motion picture)
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Bresson, Robert
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naf
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Diary of a country priest (Motion picture)
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Lady of the lake (Motion picture)
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Au hazard Balthazar (Motion picture)
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Yearling (Motion picture)
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Donkeys in art
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lcsh
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Pickpocket (Motion picture)
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lcsh
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Independent filmmakers -- France
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lcsh
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Independent filmmakers -- United States
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lcsh
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narv_brak_brakhageartinstituteofchicagoAuHazardBalthazar1976
Creator: 
Brakhage, Stan
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naf
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Date: 
1976-05
Format Medium: 
audio/mp3
Language: 
English