Wednesday, 2 May 2007

Untitled #14

'The Piano', directed by Jane Campion 1993

I have to admit, I haven't even seen the film yet. My girlfriend looked at my blog last week and she told me I must see it, describing the scene whereby "Ada jumps (or falls?)
overboard with the piano attached to her leg. The shot under water of
the floating yet restrained body (umbilical cord) seems to connote a
state of suspension, between life and death. I remember reading an
article in "Screen" that was entirely devoted to this fascinating image
that carries so many meanings". Ok so I'm quoting my girlfriend, but it sounds quite impressive and whilst the film stills are ambiguous, we can only imagine the intensity of what this succession of images imply.