Re: Brakhage in 8mm (was: Film print as collectible (?))

From: Fred Camper (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Dec 09 2008 - 07:07:01 PST

The "Songs," originally made and released in standard-8mm, were sold
starting in the mid-1960s for as little as $10 or $15 each. There were
also ten super-8 films released in 1976. Neither is available in new 8mm
prints anymore, but as 16mm blowups.

Brakhage said at the time that his model was a fine art book or
classical music recording. He did want people to see the films at home.
And the "Songs" in particular are in general better in 8mm and on small
screen than in 16mm, in my view.

Fred Camper

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