Wisconsin Death Trip 1999

Screen Shot 2017-05-01 at 16.48.46Screen Shot 2017-05-01 at 16.49.43Screen Shot 2017-05-01 at 16.50.39Screen Shot 2017-05-01 at 16.50.50Screen Shot 2017-05-01 at 16.52.13Screen Shot 2017-05-01 at 16.54.56Screen Shot 2017-05-01 at 16.56.21Screen Shot 2017-05-01 at 16.58.45Screen Shot 2017-05-01 at 17.04.55Screen Shot 2017-05-01 at 17.13.54

Winsconsin Death Trip 1999 was based on real events that happened in the Black river Falls. A town where a lot of death and suicide was taken place during a time in 1890-1900. A large amount of people moved to America to from Germany and Norway, however jobs were lost and people were going hungry. The fathers couldn’t stand seeing their children starve and have attempted to end their life. The film also showed us a comparison to what was going on in that era to how life was like in the town in 1997-9 and it seems to be that people in the town were clueless to what happened and was making out the American dream lives on but however I don’t think there is no such thing of a American dream where many people suffered with a large amount of depression an was not acknowledge especially when watching this film. Two parts of this film stand out for me in this film. Firstly was the film was in black in white and contrasted a feel of German Expressionism to watching the film and will follow upon German Expressionism as i think it is important to look at into my work. Secondarily was in the beginning I see a man photographing the dead relatives and it was known during that era that rich would have these photographs taken especially on their dead children to remember and grieve what they looked like during that time of their death. Whilst watching the film I expected to that it was going to go even further but yet I found the film extremely depressing as it came to me all the suicide and deaths that was going on it could have been prevented and that what I find the most upsetting there was a lot of pointing fingers in the film but not a way to prevent the situations of what was going on.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s