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WINDOW WATER BABY MOVING - Most extraordinary birth film ever...

Cruel_Sandwich
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Just watched this amazing film by Stan Brakhage for the first time and, while it was extremely hard to watch, definitely, I have to say that it was one of the most rewarding cinematic experiences of my life. I feel closer to women and the birthing process.

If you haven't seen it, it's an extremely graphic, but extremely beautiful, record of Stan Brakhage's wife giving birth in a bathtub.
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luvtheEmcee
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Such a trippy movie.
A work of art is an invitation to love.
Updated On: 2/26/08 at 12:05 AM
Cruel_Sandwich
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How old were you when you first saw it?
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Um, 19? 20? I had a TA who loved Brakhage, and we watched a bunch of his works in class. What, because I called it "trippy," I must have been like, ten and immature? I certainly didn't mean trippy as disrespect to the subject, or that that was all I got out of it. But his technique -- which is my most vivid memory of the film -- is certainly that.
A work of art is an invitation to love.
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Yeah I know but I 'twas just wondering.