The One Romantic Venture of Edward

The film was completed in 1956 in its present shortened form with the Shostakovitch track, although some of the footage was taken in the winter of 1952-1953 at Harvard University. Although I worked on other films during this time, I consider this my first truly completed film. The story is of a young man, Edward, played by Brakhage, who gets himself into a seriously comic mental mix-up by indulging in semi-sexual fantasies while having the audacity to fall asleep in the process and allow the fantasy to take over. I am pleased now with some of the editing and with the economic simplicity with which the film was made.

16 MM
Black & White
8 Minutes

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