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Ratings & Reviews

  1. josé neves's rating of the film Anticipation of the Night

    16mm. Anticipation of an immense filmmaker, a merry-go-round of footage in a dark-lightened or light-refractioned visons/images of being cheerful and reflected. Windows, carousel, children, movements. And shadows shadowing.

  2. Rafael Fonseca's rating of the film Anticipation of the Night

    A more minor work - except oeuvre-defining - , it leads to a fantastic segment: the carnival ride; kids' faces flying,undefined,shapeless, over&over. Two more, my own appropriations: the multiple children in bed; the baby on the grass and the camera as a drone bee. Tarkovsky and Malick,respectively - a rhizomatic delirium,sure, but that shared,bountiful well that is the *authentic* experience of infancy and living...

  3. Henri de Corinth's rating of the film Anticipation of the Night

    16mm. I get that it's 'important' but there were too many moments where it felt 'over' and just started up again. The carnival footage was great though.

  4. Robert Orlowski's rating of the film Anticipation of the Night

    God when Brakhage is good, he is absolutely mind-blowing. The sleeping/dreaming sequences, child crawling in the grass, and the beginning of the carnival are absolutely ecstatic. With that being said there are moments in the montage where the juxtaposition, wanting transformation and play, just falls flat and almost feels like filler.

  5. Mario Tomchev's rating of the film Anticipation of the Night

  6. Mister No's rating of the film Anticipation of the Night

  7. Slow Immersion's rating of the film Anticipation of the Night

    1958!!! The transformation point of one of the greatest artists of any form, and one of the most important works ever created. Brakhage's emergence..

  8. Katerina's rating of the film Anticipation of the Night

  9. Sunrise's rating of the film Anticipation of the Night

    The dominance behind the movement of light and shadow over surface and air that stimulates environment and nature gives way to the violent ferocity of manufactured illumination and man-made energy that invigorates 'entertainment.' Night becomes less a desired time, than an instance in which man can momentarily feel a harnessed control over action and surroundings before logic of dreams infiltrates one's mental space.

  10. Gondo's rating of the film Anticipation of the Night

    When people say that you see your life flashing by in front of your inner eye before you die, I always imagine that those images would probably look like this.