The New World-scene selection

The New World-scene selection - OConnor 1 Mehgan OConnor...

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O’Connor 1 Mehgan O’Connor English 2823 Professor Coats 22 February 2010 In 2005, Terrence Malick released a historical fiction film that would delve into the possible hidden relationship between English settler John Smith and Pocahontas, the favorite daughter of Powhatan. Although many scenes from the movie contrasts directly with Smith’s own words, one scene powerfully displays all the ideals that Smith upholds. This excerpt is eighteen minutes into the film and contains a voice-over from Smith’s perspective as he and several other settlers sail in the swampy areas of the New World. In the selected part of the film, it is easy to see how the landscape helps Malick portray the way he wishes his audience to interpret this particular scene. Malick displays the wealth and possibilities of the New World that Smith is so fond of discussing by showing the open land ready to be settled. The viewers hear the sound of nature that invokes a vision of peace and prosperity. Even the clip of the men pulling on the ropes in the boat exhibits an example of what
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