New book examines film and landscape
Monday 06 October 2008
Neo-Romantic Landscapes: An Aesthetic Approach to the Films of Powell and Pressburge, by Stella Hockenhull, examines the 1940s films of Powell and Pressburger, focusing on their use of landscape.
The book looks at the films in their historical and cultural context, notably Neo-Romanticism.
A chapter of the book is devoted to a Mary Webb adaptation of Gone to Earth, a poignant story of a country girl, set in a remote area of the Shropshire border hills.
Other films analysed include A Canterbury Tale, I Know Where I'm Going and Black Narcissus.
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