Space and Environment - Cinematic Spaces
For my assignment I was given an excerpt from 'The Street Of Crocodiles' written by Bruno Schulz. As shown below, I had highlighted descriptive elements to help me visualize the 'space and environment' of the story. I had highlighted the environmental descriptions of the areas explained in green, the characters and inhabitants in orange and the characteristics of the city as a whole in yellow. I did this to help me understand the district in different aspects.
From reading and extracting elements in this story, I began to visualize this dull and boring area. To which there is a lack of colour, a grey atmosphere as in a 'black and white photographs' or a 'cheap illustrated catalogues'. Highlighting the characteristics in yellow has helped me focus on understanding the feeling of being in this district, reality was 'as thin as paper' over there, and by being in the area itself 'one gained the impression that one was turning the pages of a prospectus, looking at columns of boring commercial advertisements'.