"I would say his greatest achievement is he really wrenched film into modernism. He transferred the idea of expression in cinema from actors depicting emotions – from third person filmmaking to essentially first person filmmaking. He used everything at his disposal in order to express directly in the medium his emotions, his feelings, his dreams, his visions. So this is very much aligned with the abstract expressionists in painting."
-Film Professor Philip Solomon, a colleague of Stan Brakhage, talks about the late filmmaker's work.