For those of you unfamiliar with his work, he was an experimental film maker who painted directly and glued objects objects on film. His movies for the most part had no sound, including dialogue narration or music. One was entitled '...' In describing his work Brakhage said that Hollywood movies were 'novels' and his were 'poems'. We're talking something other than David Lynch here. Brakhage taught in Colorado, and among his students were the creators of the South Park series; they were mutual fans. It was reported that the cancer he had could have been caused by working with toxic paint that he used to make his films. His 26 films will be released on DVD by Criterion in May.