Landscape Narrative Through Film

July 23, 2018 Donna Evans 0

Our initial conversations on the relationship between landscape and theater supposed a relationship where film makers relied on landscape being a tool by which to tell their own story. In hindsight, how we discussed this approach supposed a connection where landscape is inferior to the story. Examples that came to mind where landscape could be seen as a background, a scenography, infront of which the activity unfolds. We also considered Nanook of the North, by which in fact the Canadian tundra is seen as a metaphoric personality, probably the antagonist, of the picture’s story. An ancient scene of To Live with Herds includes an extended uninterrupted shot of Logoth, the major character, pointing outside the fanciful geographical capabilities of this