In my initial hub-post, I laid out a plan to look at landscape through the lens of Victor Sjostrom's early films, and thereby demonstrate the importance of landscape in our modern context. I had developed a plan to look at at least 7 different topics, only a few of which I have covered, including a historical look at landscape in early film before Victor Sjostrom, and a personal exploration of landscape painting. However, my posts have been long and generally include several different subjects, making the process of reading one of my posts feel a little muddy and disjointed.
So, this new hub-post provides an opportunity to re-establish my main idea (thesis?) and move in new directions with a fresh resolve to be concise and efficient. As I discussed with Dr. Burton, there is no reason why a blog can't have 5, or 10, or 20 hub posts, recapping previous efforts and re-formulating a path of research, but always remaining connected, like the webs in the image above.
For the moment, the following indicates a new path in my exploration of landscape, in an effort to involve a more contemporary perspective:
2. How does landscape in film provide elements of interactivity and immersiveness, especially with the new technology used in modern film showings?
3. How does Roland Barthes' conception of "readerly" and "writerly" texts offer the modern viewer an important tool for engagement with films?