Stan Brakhage
[Filmmaker, b. 1933, Kansas City, Missouri, d. 2003, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.]

 I was struggling against the flypaper of other arts harnessing film to their own usages, which means essentially as a recording device or within the long historical trap of “picture”—by which I mean a collection of nameable shapes within a frame. I don’t even think still photography, with few exceptions, has made any significant attempt to free itself from that.