Black Ice (1994) – Stan Brakhage

Every once in a while, it pays to remember the sheer power of color, texture, pattern, light and movement on celluloid.

I love the brevity and elegance of this film.

I love its silence.

The short feels like you’re falling deeper and deeper into black ice.  And deeper into the mind of a filmmaker who was also a craftsman, scratching and handpainting film.  It also demonstrates the power of the optical printer.

Stan Brakage (1933-2003)  Rest in peace.



About liftingasweclimb

Mildred Lewis writes and directs for theater, television, film and the web. She's also a full time professor, Christian, activist and troublemaker with a passion to save as much of the world as she can.
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2 Responses to Black Ice (1994) – Stan Brakhage

  1. Nice post . Will return to read updates.

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