• Landscape Allegory in Cinema

    Author(s):
    David Melbye (see profile)
    Date:
    2010
    Subject(s):
    Allegory, Avant garde cinema, Film, Film and politics, Landscape, Transnational cinema
    Item Type:
    Book
    Tag(s):
    cinema and painting, film modernism, landscape allegory, landscape cinema
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6NC5SC24
    Abstract:
    Landscape Allegory in Cinema provides a systematic overview of landscape-oriented films across the history of the medium, showing specifically how and when natural settings function as characters. The study also explores a larger cultural context for the narrative representation of landscape across the humanities, by tracing cultural trajectories of landscape depiction through time. For example, I argue that 17th century Dutch schools of Naturalist and Italianate painting evolved into a modern cinematic context where realistic and idealized settings are coterminous. Eventually, the study analyzes the use of landscape allegory as a means for social critique, particularly in films targeting Western imperialism, such as Aguirre: The Wrath of God and The Man Who Would Be King.
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    10 months ago
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