Dog Star Man and Our Trip to Africa

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Dog Star Man
One might best describe the plot of Dog Star Man, one of Stan Brakhage's major contributions to experimental cinema, as skeletal: a woodsman climbs a mountain, struggles with a tree, has a sexual daydream, continues to struggle with the tree, falls back down the mountain. Brakhage chooses to expand the narrative via a synthesis of all his techniques: multiple superimposition, colored filers, distorting lenses, painting-on-film, etc. The themes are as diverse as the subject matter and cinematic renderings: the relationship of man and environment, of the personal and general, of seeing and perceiving. Dog Star Man is a brilliant instance of cinematic form creating and articulating content.

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