on Brakhage and Turner, see Paul Arthur's essay in Stan Brakhage: Filmmker

On Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 2:47 PM, Fred Camper <f...@fredcamper.com> wrote:

> Not "less known" perhaps, but Brakhage is key here.
>
> He cites Turner as an influence in a list of influences, as someone
> mentioned, in my Criterion liner notes. It might be worth recounting how
> that list was composed. I asked him on the phone for his most important
> influences from writers, painters, and composers, and added, "You only get
> two of each." For painters he chose Turner and Pollock as the two most
> important. (He also added, on his own, an additional art, dance.)
>
> "The Text of Light" would be the most important film here. Not only did he
> look at Turner, but the variability of light in Turner is deeply inscribed
> in that film. He also spoke of "The Text of Light" in terms of landscape.
> This aspect of light was explored even more radically in the "Romans,"
> "Arabics," and "Egyptians." The imagery in those films is far more removed
> from ideas of landscape.
>
> Fred Camper
> Chicago
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> Quoting Aaron Juneau <aaron.jun...@tate.org.uk>:
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