Reviews -- Brakhage Scrapbook: Collected Writings 1964 - 1980

"Brakhage Scrapbook is less an introduction to his films than a parallel discourse, much of which is a kind of free-for-all interaction with his aesthetic peer group (Charles Olson, Maya Deren, Sergei Eisenstein, Ezra Pound, D.W. Griffith, Gertrude Stein, and Leni Riefenstahl) that allows full rein to Brakhage's pugnacious, playful, erudite, ornery ... passion for movies."
-- Village Voice Literary Supplement
"[Brakhage Scrapbook] is an intimate self-portrait of its author and a window on his genre."
-- Antioch Review
"In this ... richly stimulating assemblage of letters, manifestos, essays, technical notes, interviews and musings, Brakhage revels in collisions of words, rhymings and free associations that parallel his cinematics."
-- Publishers Weekly
"I recommend the Brakhage Scrapbook not only to film scholars to whom it will be an invaluable aid, but to anyone interested in exploring the philosophy of a contemporary sage."
-- Film Library Quarterly
"Unlike many film essayists, [Brakhage] is as willing to engage questions of artistic inspiration as film form or content... At last one can find in one volume the material with which to form the picture of a filmmaker."
-- Quarterly Review of Film Studies
"A powerful speaker and a prolific writer as well as a filmmaker of prodigious energy, [Brakhage] has done more to shore up and legitimize the notion of personal poetic cinema than perhaps any other artist."
-- The Christian Science Monitor

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