The Waste Land

1999 | 00:05:00 | United Kingdom | English | Color | Stereo | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: European Film/Video, Humor, Language, Poetry

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A personal interpretation of the poetry and letters of T.S. Eliot that 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, John Smith. 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."

—UK/Canadian Video Exchange (touring program, 2000)

This title is also available on John Smith: Program 2.