Story: Perceptions of the landscape

Vigil film set

As this clip from Country calendar explains, the film-maker Vincent Ward viewed the New Zealand landscape in very unromantic ways. For his 1984 film Vigil (called here by its working title, First blood, last rites), he searched for a muddy, depressing, rundown piece of land. He found it at Uruti, in north Taranaki.

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Jock Phillips, 'Perceptions of the landscape - New landscapes – after the 1960s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/14414/vigil-film-set (accessed 25 September 2022)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Sep 2007