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Magical Realism

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Transcript of Magical Realism

Magical Realism
What modern movies
involve Magical Realism?
Inception
Who first used the term Magical Realism?
Franz Roh coined the term Magical Realism in 1925
By: George Crawley
What does Magical Realism look like, how would you describe it?
It looks like any normal realistic situation, except there's a slight magical element that changes makes the setting fantastic.
How did the term 'Magical Realism' make its way from visual to literary arts?
http://www.themindofgame.com/2010/08/11/inception-review/&docid=Xs_m0O3NFkRClM&imgurl=http://www.themindofgame.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Inception-Wallpaper-inception-2010-12396931-1440-900.jpg&w=1440&h=900&ei=9h8qUrqzB8msqgGrnIG4Aw&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=583&page=1&tbnh=149&tbnw=252&start=0&ndsp=20&ved=1t:429,r:2,s:0,i:87&tx=98&ty=58
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dictionaryofarthistorians/4284906889/
http://endicottstudio.typepad.com/endicott_redux/2007/09/the-magical-rea.html
In visual arts the term was more about abstraction and optical illusions, but in literature it's about magical elements in real-life situations.
http://www.lypophrenia.com/2011/magic-realism-in-visual-art/
http://www.themost10.com/the-10-most-famous-pablo-picasso-artworks/
How does Magical Realism differ from fantasy
Fantasy is based around all fiction and is not believable, magical realism is based around reality, therefore it challenges us to question what is real or wrong.
http://amazingstoriesmag.com/2013/05/crossroads-negotiating-the-unreal-in-magic-realism-and-fantasy/
What techniques does magical realism use to blend the 'magical' and the 'real'?
Personification is one technique that helps Magical Realism blend magical elements with reality.
https://gcps.desire2learn.com/d2l/lor/viewer/viewFile.d2lfile/6605/6805/Personification_print.html
What are the political implications of Magical Realism?
Magical Realism challenges and critiques society, especially the elite and upper class. So in that way it affects politics, by making people think for themselves.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_realism
Why is Magical Realism so closely associated with Latin American writers?
Because most of the prominent writers of Magical Realism were Latin American and over time it has become a key style in Latin American literature.
http://www.library.umaine.edu/theses/pdf/RaveMEB2003.pdf
http://southweb.org/blog/turkish-government-websites-attacked-by-anonymous/
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2012/jul/07/gabriel-garcia-marquez-career-dementia
Works Cited
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dictionaryofarthistorians/4284906889/
http://www.themindofgame.com/2010/08/11/inception-review/&docid=Xs_m0O3NFkRClM&imgurl=http://www.themindofgame.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Inception-Wallpaper-inception-2010-12396931-1440-900.jpg&w=1440&h=900&ei=9h8qUrqzB8msqgGrnIG4Aw&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=583&page=1&tbnh=149&tbnw=252&start=0&ndsp=20&ved=1t:429,r:2,s:0,i:87&tx=98&ty=58
http://endicottstudio.typepad.com/endicott_redux/2007/09/the-magical-rea.html
http://www.lypophrenia.com/2011/magic-realism-in-visual-art/
http://www.themost10.com/the-10-most-famous-pablo-picasso-artworks/
http://amazingstoriesmag.com/2013/05/crossroads-negotiating-the-unreal-in-magic-realism-and-fantasy/
https://gcps.desire2learn.com/d2l/lor/viewer/viewFile.d2lfile/6605/6805/Personification_print.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_realism
http://southweb.org/blog/turkish-government-websites-attacked-by-anonymous/
http://www.library.umaine.edu/theses/pdf/RaveMEB2003.pdf
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2012/jul/07/gabriel-garcia-marquez-career- dementia
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