There
is
one
section
in
our
performance
The
Lastmaker
where
the
repeated
sound
of
a
horse,
galloping
by,
becomes
the
anchor
for
a
silent
dance.
This
dance
is
a
partial
re-enactment
of
the
final
sequence
of
Robert
Bresson's
film
Lancelot
du
Lac. A
dark
wood Two
shots
of
a
riderless
horse
in
panic
crashes
through
the
trees A
wounded
knight A
riderless
horse A
knight
crumpled:
wounded,
maybe
dead A
riderless
horse Lancelot’s
knights
on
horseback
ride
into
an
ambush
of
archers Arrows
fired
at
them
by
archers
who
are
hidden
in
the
trees A
riderless
horse King
Arthur
lying
dead,
his
crown
still
on
his
helmet A
great,
lone
bird,
high
overhead,
coasting
in
a
pale-grey
sky The
felled
horse
and
his
wounded
rider
Lancelot,
who
staggers
away
to
lean
against
a
tree A
riderless
horse Lancelot
stumbles
away
to
a
pile
of
dead
knights
in
armour,
who
have
collapsed
around
King
Arthur, “Guinevere,”
says
Lancelot,
just
before
he
falls The
bird
again A
last
movement
in
the
monstrous
pile
of
armour Robert
Bresson
releases
his
film
in
1974
during
the
last
months
of
the
Vietnam
War.
Goat
Island
makes
The
Lastmaker
during
the
second
Iraqi
War
-
a
last
movement
in
the
monstrous
pile
of
armour.
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