Stan Brakhage loved poetry and befriended poets but dubbed himself a failed poet. Many experts disagreed. He was, they said, a consummate poet -- one who spoke in the language of film and measured his meter in frames.
In 2004, about a year after Brakhage died at age 70, a New York Times film critic put it this way: "His films, which are mostly without dialogue, text or words of any kind, are more often compared to poetry than are other, presumably nearer forms of visual expression."
Senior Film Studies Instructor, Don Yannacito, a colleague of Stan Brakhage, talks about the late filmmaker's work.