Sunday, 7 July 2013

A Field in England

Ben Wheatley's A Field in England was released this week. A contemporary re-imagining of 70s explorations into witchcraft psychedelia the trailers show a startling blend of Michael Reeves' Witchfinder General and Nicolas Winding Refn's Valhalla Rising. Hallucinogens made from ground mushrooms send Civil War-era dissidents into a frenzy as they search for buried treasure in the eponymous field.

The website features a wealth of 'making of' documentaries which are high on my to-watch list. I particularly like the bold graphic design of the film's posters. The high-contrast photography, watercolour toned 'sun' and vintage paper is quite striking.

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