Poetry and Music


First, the poetry. I think this is my favorite Brakhage film. I won't claim to be an expert who fully appreciates the man, but I like this film. It brings loose poetry into my head. Especially with certain shots. The two shots of eyes and empty space near the beginning are great. The eyes seem so lost and alone. And then when the coroners cover the body with a sheet, it's as if they're tucking it in for the night. They treat the bodies with such care. And in the shot where a coroner moves slightly, revealing behind him the mouth of a cadaver and then covering it again, it's almost as if the mouth is trying to speak.

Second, the music. When I watch this film, I like to use Acid Mothers Temple's "Acid Heart Mother" as accompanying music. Just thought I'd share the idea with people.

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