1976 | Super 8 | 1980
NOTES OF AN EARLY FALL was mostly made in Binghamton in 1976--a warped record constructed out of visits to the zoo, relatives and various locations. Appearances by obsessive birds, caged bears and hungry rams.
"Notes of an early fall refers to the season in which he returns to his family home with his new camera to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, as well as to the aesthetic fall from the grace of pure vision into the worldly cacophony of synchronous sound (in a hyperbole of Brakhage's polemics) and the fall from a prestigious position in what was at the time the strongest academic program in avant-garde filmmaking in America..."
Taking Note: P. Adams Sitney on the films of Saul Levine "
ArtForum, May, 2007 by P. Adams Sitney