Stan Brakhage Bibliography

Materials included in the Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut (
Brakhage, Stan (1982). Brakhage Scrapbook: Collected Writings 1964 to 1980. New Paltz, NY: Documentext.

Brakhage, Stan (1989). Film at Wit's End: Eight Avant-Garde Filmmakers. Kingston, N.Y.: McPherson & Company.

Brakhage, Stan (2003). Telling Time: Essays of a Visionary Filmmaker. McPherson & Company.

Camper, Fred. "Brakhage on the Web: sites with writings about, writings by, and interviews with Stan Brakhage on the Internet." Retrieved 9/24/03 from

Camper, Fred. (1997). Program notes on Stan Brakhage's Arabics, written for a 1997 showing at L. A. Filmforum.

Camper, Fred (1998). "Material and Immaterial Light: Brakhage and Anger," in First Light, New York: Anthology Film Archives. [An exhibition catalogue edited by Robert Haller.]

Camper, Fred. (1999, September 10). Glimpses of Greatness: New Films by Stan Brakhage Chicago Reader .

Camper, Fred. (2001, May 18). "End Games Stan Brakhage: New Films," Reader .

Chodorov, Pip. (1995). Text from FRAMEWORKS mailing list located at AOL.COM. Includes excerpts from Dwoskin's Film Is, pp. 150-151.

Elder, R. Bruce (1999). The Films of Stan Brakhage in the American Tradition of Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, and Charles Olson. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

Ganguly, Suranjan. (1993). All that is light: Brakhage at 60 (interview). Sight & Sound, 3, 20-23.

Grolier Incorporated. (1990). Academic American Encyclopedia.

Hernandez, Eugene (2003, May 11). "Avant-Garde Filmmaker Stan Brakhage Dies At Age 70." Indiewire. Retrieved 9/24/03 from James, David E. (1989). Allegories of Cinema: American Film in the Sixties. Princeton, New Jersey.

Mekas, Jonas. FILM CULTURE 67 68 69 1979 Stan Brakhage Louise Brooks Kenneth Anger.

Reed, Rochelle, Ed (1972). The American Film Institute Dialogue on Film: Stan Brakhage and Ed Emshwiller. Beverly Hills, California: Center for Advanced Film Studies.

Roark, Randy (2002). Dissolve: Screenplays to the Films of Stan Brakhage. Cityful Press.

Sitney, P. Adams (1979). Visionary Film: The American Avant-Garde 1943-1978. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press. Chapters 5 and 6 are primarily devoted to Brakhage.

Taaffe, Philip (1998). Composite Nature: A Conversation with Stan Brakhage. Blumarts.

The Millennium Film Journal filmmaker index ( has about 25 entries for Brakhage. You can probably tell which are most relevant to you from the title and author of the article that mentions him. Victor Grauer, for example, has a major piece called "Brakhage and the Theory of Montage" in MFJ 32/33 (Fall 1998) & Noel Carroll, "Toward a Theory of Film Editing," [MFJ 3, 1979] has a section on Brakhage. I know that there's plenty more in the MFJ over the years on this subject ...

--Grahame Weinbren (gw@POST-TYPHOON-SKY.COM) 01/12/2002


Fred Camper's "List of Brakhage Links" (

Cosmic Baseball Association (

McPherson Co Brakhage Page (

An interview with Brakhage, by Jerry Johnson (

Updated by Richard Oswald, 2003

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