Re: Scratching on film

From: Marilyn Brakhage (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Jul 28 2008 - 12:23:41 PDT

In 1998, Stan Brakhage did a series of "scratched and stained" films
known as the "Ellipses" (reels one to five, each of which can be seen
as separate works, independent of the others). Descriptions are in the
Canyon Cinema on-line catalogue. . . . His very last film, "Chinese
Series," is also completely hand-scratched, only a couple minutes long
-- and somewhat reminiscent of late Len Lye (whom you also might want
to consider including).

Marilyn Brakhage

On Monday, July 28, 2008, at 11:23 AM, Jonathan Walley wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> Does anyone know if Amy Granat's films are available for rental? And
> can anyone recommend good examples of scratching on film? I'd like to
> show some "scratch films" to an into 16mm film class this fall. I have
> David Gatten's What the Water Said in mind, and some Norman McLaren.
> Of course I'd like to show a Brakhage - is there an especially good
> one that anyone would like to recommend? I know about Taka Iimura's
> work, which I'm considering, and Sharits' Stream Sectioned, etc. I'd
> really be interested in recent work - any recommendations, on or off
> list, are greatly appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Jonathan
> Jonathan Walley
> Assistant Professor, Cinema Department
> Denison University
> Granville, Ohio 43023

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