Savage Friday: Deliverance (1972)
|Nature gets raped too...|
Drew can’t adapt to a world without the artificial infrastructure that made and nurtured him, and so he dies. Drew’s skill set -- abstract thinking and an artistic bent (he’s a musician) -- don’t permit him to tap into his primitive self. He dies because he can’t access that crucial part of his nature. He won't put himself above the law -- symbolically refusing to put on his life jacket -- and so he dies.
|You can't drown human nature. It will re-surface...|
|Who is looking down on whom?|
|Cause and effect: In the foreground, the face of death.|
In the background, animal instinct takes over.