From: marilyn brakhage (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Sep 12 2009 - 10:06:07 PDT
Yes, thanks for looking that up. . . . Though I don't know why he
said that he had "recently" removed it, as it had been many years by
On 12-Sep-09, at 9:06 AM, Mike Stoltz wrote:
> Here's Brakhage's own words on pulling the film, from Scott
> Macdonald's, A Critical Cinema 4, in the discussion dated 3/23/97:
> "Brakhage: ...It's a difficult question these days because I feel
> that the society has come again to where there is so little
> understanding of children's sexuality.
> In fact, I have removed Lovemaking (1968) entirely from distribution.
> MacDonald: I didn't know that.
> Brakhage: The worst horror I can imagine is that some pornographer
> would try to use its stature to excuse his porn on the Internet, or
> wherever. It isn't just that I'd be afraid of the kind of trouble
> that the film might cause me; it's the horror that someone would use
> my attempt at a lovingly felt, deeply meant revelation of a human
> being for these horrible purposes and get it tangled up in the law.
> So I recently removed it, with great sadness. I could say, "Well, I
> removed it because people are not ready for these kinds of
> considerations," but how are they ever going to get ready for them?
> It's a dilemma for me."
> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.
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