Anonymous said: did you just learn all this by going? what do u think of the dark hallway maze
Yes. I was completely lost until i had about 10 trips under my belt.
The maze serves to disorient you and take you out of the real world and “reset” your mind. It seems to be a standard trick for Punchdrunk, at least now. The Drowned Man had a similar maze.
Yes, this! But also, I had another revelation about the maze after watching Rebecca.
In Rebecca, there’s a repeated visual motif of the long, winding drive up to the Manderley. You see a maze-like path, twisting and turning, with no sight of what’s beyond the myriad trees, until suddenly there it is: Manderley, in all its beautiful, misty glory.
I couldn’t help but relate it in my mind to stumbling through a dark maze, no sight of what’s beyond, and suddenly seeing the Manderley, in all its beautiful, misty glory.
So I think the maze has another layer of meaning to it beyond its disorienting function :]