Nature is usually chaotic and spontaneous. However, in this film, the natural elements are controlled by the music. The music directs how the elements will act. Such as, the leaves falling and flying around more wildly because the music picked up in tempo and more instruments from the orchestra joined the song. The song is almost a script for Nature to follow. Even the one storyline about Nature and science, the “dinosaurs”, is still scripted by a song
Also, Nature its self looks more humanoid. The seeds look like little girls flying through the air in dresses. The elephants and hippopotamuses dance ballet. Then the Greek Gods and Goddesses literally control the role of nature. They are human-like characters who effect the world. So the beautiful randomness of nature is removed and human characteristics are forced upon the flowers, animals, and even day and night.
This film combines Nature and man in interesting ways which results in the natural, beautiful characteristics of Nature are replaced. Man controls all, literally, in the making and presentation of this movie.
An interpretations of “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” relating to the role of American women in the 1940s.
William L. Benzon wrote an interesting book analyzing all of the pieces to this beautiful film.
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