THE ONE ROMANTIC VENTURE OF EDWARD
LAWRENCE JORDAN • 13m
The film was completed in 1956 in its present form using a Dmitri Shostakovitch track although some of the footage was photographed in the winter of 1952-1953 at Harvard University. Although Lawrence Jordan worked on other films during this time, he considers this be his first truly completed film. The story is of a young man, Edward (played by Stan 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. Jordan confides that he remains pleased with some of the editing and with the economic simplicity with which the film was made.
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