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Dog Star Man (1964)

| Documentary | 1964 (USA)
An experimental film from Stan Brakhage in which a man and his dog ascend a wooded mountain.

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Stan Brakhage

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Stan Brakhage
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Jane Brakhage Jane Brakhage ... Herself (uncredited)
Stan Brakhage ... Himself (uncredited)
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An experimental film from Stan Brakhage in which a man and his dog ascend a wooded mountain.

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1964 (USA) See more »

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Kutya csillag ember See more »

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This film is included on "By Brakhage: an Anthology", which is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #184. See more »

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Edited from Dog Star Man: Part II (1963) See more »

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I would give a 0 but the system does not let me.
19 September 2018 | by weadasalpoderSee all my reviews

There is not much to say about the material in question, putting it simply you have a dog and a man climbing a mountain for all the reasons you want it to give and...yeah they do, but you basically have to imagine 65% of the filmmaker's job. I know that this was done so that different viewers could build their story in a personal way and I peronally really like that idea to maybe improve your creativity but just be careful or you may end up becoming a "pretentious person" of the cinema, you know that kind of person who likes to see deep messages and various meanings in everything and lets his judgment be clouded by only a simple thing instead of be objective and see the reality, that's the only good thing I can think of.

Now the bad things....this is not a movie, the real movies have characters, stories, locations that have a narrative purpose to give a message or just be entertaining. This completely lacks one of them and the others that are presented are empty in content because you have to fill that content, and no being experimental doesn't excuse that.

Experimental cinema in easy words is try new techniques in an auditory, visual or narrative way, the auditory resource is 0 here that is not try new techniques that is remove them! Just imagine if I was making a movie and I want to be so "experimental" and I present to you a black screen with a sign in the middle that says "please imagine everything that happens in the movie, simply because I am very artistic and experimental I can get away with it." You will be pissed right? And with good reasons.

In conclusion this is not a movie...the only fact that it is considered one already and that has a passing grade is insulting, I consider this more for people who are studying cinema or something like that.

1/10 is the lowest I can give it and what it deserves just because it shows some interesting effects.


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