Nature and the unmaking of the world: Reading figures of nature in Terrence Malick's Days of Heaven

Blasi, Gabriella (2014) Nature and the unmaking of the world: Reading figures of nature in Terrence Malick's Days of Heaven. Journal of Language, Literature and Culture, 61 1: 67-73. doi:10.1179/2051285614Z.00000000024

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Author Blasi, Gabriella
Title Nature and the unmaking of the world: Reading figures of nature in Terrence Malick's Days of Heaven
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Nature and the unmaking of the world: Reading figures of nature in Terrence Malick's Days of Heaven
Journal name Journal of Language, Literature and Culture   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2051-2864
2051-2856
Publication date 2014-04-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1179/2051285614Z.00000000024
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 61
Issue 1
Start page 67
End page 73
Total pages 7
Place of publication Leeds, United Kingdom
Publisher Maney Publishing
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Nature and the twentieth-century industrializing of America provide the setting for Malick's film Days of Heaven (1978). This article offers a figural analysis of images of nature to reveal the moving forward of both human and natural cycles in the film. Through a reading of figures of nature, Days of Heaven reveals a clear figural communality between human and natural cycles of world making and unmaking. Furthermore, it retrospectively illuminates the formation of the world of twentieth-century American industrialization.
Keyword America
Days of heaven
Figural analysis
Film
Industrialization
Terrence Malick
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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