I once wrote a paper entitled “Applying the Principles of Stratigraphy in an Analysis of Melodrama.” Sadly, this was long before There Will Be Blood came out.
This video by Grizzly Bear reminds me of that paper, for several reasons, but, I’ll spare you the golemy details. I dig the layers of metaphor though, puns possibly not intended.
Anyone recognize the location? Anza Borrego or something? And presumably those flags in the first scene are a paleo site right?
Props to Radov for leading me, indirectly, to this video.