After my November month-end status where I updated my list of hard to find movies to remove the half dozen that had been located, I was contacted by a very generous Santa Claus who wishes to remain anonymous. This person literally helped me locate every single one of the films I had remaining that I had been unable to find – all 13 of them – as well as passed along the English subtitles for Amor de Perdicao that were on a website I was unable to access. I can’t thank this person enough for what they did, but I will pay forward their generosity to others, and maybe, just maybe, you can help me help this person.
There is one film that this person has been unable to locate. It is The Art of Vision by Stan Brakhage. This four hour, ten minute long 1965 “film” is the same footage from the various pieces of Brakhage’s Dog Star Man, but joined in different combinations and sequences. It is on the They Shoot Pictures Don’t They list. Since it was impossible for me to find, and since it was the same footage I had already seen in Dog Star Man just presented differently, I checked it off as being done. Technically, though, I did not see it and this Good Samaritan who helped me is not comfortable cutting the same corner I did for this entry. If you know of any place to either see or obtain a copy of The Art of Vision I would be able to pay this person back at least in part for all their generosity to me, and by extension to all of you.