Journal or Book Title
JCMS: Journal of Cinema and Media Studies
Discussions of “silent cinema” have generally focused on films made during the silent era (1894–1929). Even after the spread of synchronized sound, however, several experimental filmmakers created films without soundtracks, purely visual experiences that challenged cinema’s status as a multisensory medium. This article gives close attention to Stan Brakhage’s 1959 film Window Water Baby Moving as a way of outlining some of the effects of cinematic silence, such as aesthetic ambiguity and a heightened awareness of cinema’s visual rhythms.
University of Texas Press
Remes, Justin, "Brakhage and the Birth of Silence" (2019). English Publications. 281.
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