THE NEW WORLD [EXTENDED CUT] ((INSTALL))
Download >>> https://bytlly.com/2tbyYk
This is a shot of water from the river that flows past the house in which Jamestown is founded. It is of nature, and so it is a sacred image. Such an image is as deep as any library. Alas, it flows past the colonial settlement which is represented by a series of little houses, many of which sit on little hills in untamed land. One wonders: where did all these trees come from? Also, it seems to suggest that the colonists have no connection with nature, their dominion over nature all being a matter of oppression: they cut down the trees which we see in this shot. The houses stand on little hills, and this apparently represents the status of indigenous people as compared to the white settler, who is in control of the hills (stolen from the 'Indians' who were presumably on the same land). It suggests that the colonists are in "up-hill" fight against nature in an iron grip of control (often met with nature, and "sovereign" as well).
But the colonists do have one advantage: they do not have to deal directly with the river, so John Smith and his men put a boat into the river, and in the process they disturb the boat a little. This is done in the name of "pride," to remind us that the river is deep and life-affirming, though their lives and deaths are trivial. And with the reaping of the wheat crop, they have a modest harvest. We are also reminded that they are not friends of the Powhatan, that they are enemies, and have to be subjugated as is the case with the use-value of all commodities that underlie the existence of a society in war.
But before Pocahontas is sent away, and John Rolfe falls in love with her, the colonists should perhaps ask why existence is good and why the river is flowing. For they have killed the "savage". This is the moment for John Smith, and we see the river in the background of this moment: the river, which was named for the friendliness of the 'Indians', now is named for the murder of its friend, which is called the river of death. d2c66b5586