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Anticipation of the Night (Dual Format Edition)


by Stan Brakhage

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“The great achievement of Anticipation of the Night is the distillation of an intense and complex interior crisis into an orchestration of sights and associations which cohere in a new formal rhetoric of camera movement and montage.” - P. Adams Sitney

Brakhage’s work offers an eloquent and deeply affecting alternative to consumer culture in the West. He abjures predigested emotions, predictable formulas, and “pretty pictures.” His films cannot be reduced to a simple summary or message, and each viewer’s experience of them will necessarily be somewhat different. The engaged viewer is removed from the state of mind in which to look at a scene or sight is to desire it, covet it, think you understand it, and wish to own it: instead, Brakhage asks for both much less and much more — he asks that you dance with it.” - Fred Camper

"Brakhage’s death is an irreparable loss but also an opportunity for a new beginning. There was no catching up with Brakhage when he was alive, but now perhaps we can begin to discover and understand the full breadth and depth of his remarkable cinematic legacy." - Scott MacDonald

All rights of the producer and of the owner of the work are reserved. Unless authorized by the rights holder, no duplication, hiring, lending or public screenings are allowed. For institutional purchase please contact Re:Voir directly.

  • 60 page booklet with texts by Stan Brakhage, P. Adams Sitney, Scott MacDonald, Patrice Rollet and Scott Hammen
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    SKU 3493551101406
    Product contents 1 DVD + 1 Blu-ray disc
    Year 1958 (DVD 2017)
    Director Brakhage, Stan
    Format DVD, Blu-Ray
    Publisher(s) Re:Voir
    Countries USA
    Colour Colour
    Sound Silent
    Running time 40 min
    DVD region 0, PAL
    Blu-ray region Interzone
    Certificate N/a
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