This classic James Broughton book on filmmaking and the zen of cinema was first published by City Lights in 1977. “Seeing the Light” is about living the life of a poet through the magic of creating cinematic visions. As he did with everything, Broughton constantly mythologizes cinema, seeing it in relationship, not only to himself, but to various worlds and contexts.
James Broughton, with life partner, Joel Singer, created some of the most avant-garde films of the 1950s, 60s and 70s and fathered a child with legendary film critic, Pauline Kael. He was a “Walt Whitman of film” and published over 20 poetry books. No discussion of the spirituality of film and cinema can be complete without his contributions being taken into consideration.
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