Unglassed Windows Cast a Terrible Reflection

Unglassed Windows Cast a Terrible Reflection is a 1953 American short film directed by Stan Brakhage. Shot while in Brakhage's native Denver, the film stars Larry Jordan (credited as Lawrence Jordan) who later went on to become a film director. Filming was done in Nevadaville, Colorado. Like his other films at the time, it was shot on 16mm film, is black and white and features no dialogue.


The plot involves four young men and two young women who are out on a drive. After the car breaks down near an abandoned mine, one of the girls begins to explore the mine, while the rivalry between two of her male admirers becomes violent and leads to dire consequences.

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    director Stan Brakhage
    genre drama
    keywords abandoned mine young women
    musicBy James Tenney
    producer Paul Ihrig
    publisher Kino International
    theme short