"The field– it's covered in blood!"– 'Watership Down', 'a world of difference' and the Necropastoral

by on Jan.27, 2012


[[UPDATE: I’m certain there is an occult link between Watership Down and the ‘Bunny House’ sign in the ‘Food Now’ fake protest performance in Dan’s post just below. I think these two ‘training exercises’ are actually one continuous decades long training exercise.]]

Montevidayans, I’ve recently been musing on the feverdream that was the movie, ‘Watership Down’. This trailer pretty much sums it up as I remember it. Except in my memory, ‘heroic bravery’ is completely outweighed by violence, tyranny, and the excellently mis-matched evil eyes of the bad rabbit. And what the narrator calls ‘a world of difference’.  I’m going to rewatch this film and write more, but for now, here’s the trailer. Anyone else remember this nasty bit of film?



3 comments for this entry:
  1. Dan Hoy

    Co-sign this post 100%. Will try to rewatch it this weekend. May also rewatch The Secret of Nimh for kicks.

    Secret of Nimh you can watch right now online: http://gowatchit.com/movies/the-secret-of-nimh-5171

    [disclaimer: this link is a plug for my roommate’s incredibly helpful “where can I watch this movie” service called Watch It]

    Though Watership is unfortunately only available on disc.

  2. Kent Johnson

    “The field… [is covered in blood]”

    As in Bourdieu?

  3. D. Oliver

    The worst dreams of my childhood came from this movie. Parents mistook it for a cartoon about bunnies and popped it in the VCR without a second thought.