Will have come down not otherwise and none too soon is a near motionless and restless re-enactment of a standard editing technique used to indicate the passage of time and distance greater than that which has been shot. Loosely based on a scene from Kill Bill in which the Bride slowly crosses a desert after being buried alive, this video explores messianism in popular cinema. The animation is an unsettling of the basic form of picturesque framing. Shot in a gully in Saugatuck, Michigan, the video reinscribes landscapes with elements from film. Combining contemporary tropes of landscape as a metaphorical site for conflict and heroism, with formal components of the historical picturesque, Will have come down not otherwise and none too soon articulates the convoluted metaphorical economy between landscape, cinema, art historical genre, and the production of affectively invested viewing.