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The Waste Land

John Smith

UK, 1999
5 minutes, Colour, sound, 4:3
Original format: SD video
Available formats: DVD / Digibeta tape / SD Digital file

A personal interpretation of the poetry and letters of T S Eliot.  The Waste Land explores the ambiguities of language and space in a scenario built around an anagram.

“A brilliant, absurd staging of Eliot’s The Waste Land in the local pub by the master of irony himself. Smith’s use of the subjective camera tradition of independent film takes the viewer on a shaky journey from bar to bog and back again.” Cate Elwes, ‘UK/Canadian Video Exchange’ 2000

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