Andy Cramed's boots
February 11, 2013 4:31 PM Subscribe
There's a scene in Deadwood
and I can't figure out entirely what it's doing there. It's spoilery, so details below the fold.
posted by invitapriore to media & arts (7 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
At the end of William Bullock's funeral, we see Martha Bullock come up the walkway in front of the Bullock home and sort of force Andy Cramed off to the side and into the creek (video
). Soon after there's a shot of just his boots as he stands in the water. My question is, what does this little sequence do? I know that David Milch's style as both writer and showrunner involved a lot of improvisation, especially towards the end of a season, but there's something about this moment that feels significant that I can't put my finger on -- I've noticed that Milch likes to imbue certain characters and situations with allegorical significance (Merrick as an embodiment of the fourth estate comes to mind) and for some reason I feel like that's going on here and I'm just missing something. I could be wrong, and it might just be there as another instance of Martha Bullock's anger and denial at her son's death, but in any case that scene has stuck with me since I saw it.