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Magical Realism

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Samuel Simons

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Magical Realism
Modern Movies
Many modern movies have now involve magical realism in the plot of the film.
Some movies that include magical realism are Avatar, Superman and Alice in Wonderland.
First Usage
Franz Roh was the first person to use the term magic realism in 1933
Description
Magic Realism is the clash between magic and reality. An example of this could be never-ending stairs. This is an example of Magic Realism as it is physically impossible but yet it still makes sense.
Is it different to Fantasy?
Magic Realism is different to Fantasy. Magic Realism combines Magic and Reality into something that makes sense. Fantasy has no reality mix in with it.
http://www.tendreams.org/wyetha/Magic%20Realism%201ac.jpg
http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/magazine/2010/08/2000px-Impossible_staircase.svg_.png
http://fictionwriting.about.com/od/glossary/g/magicalrealism.htm
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dictionaryofarthistorians/4284906889/
Magic Realism and Latin America.
Magic Realism is so closely associated with Latin American writers because it originated in Latin American. The Latin American writers then expanded on the topic and made it a popular writing subject for professional writers.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_realism
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/63/Latin_America_(orthographic_projection).svg/250px-Latin_America_(orthographic_projection).svg.png
Art to Literature.
Magic Realism was first an Art term until the late 1840's where it slowly changed from an Art term to a Literary term.
http://amazingezone.com/img/2012/August/Setowski/Magic-Realism-Tomek-Setowski-Poland-05.jpg
Techniques of Magical Realism.
Magical Realism uses a variety of techniques to grasp the audience. It usually involves taking something you see in everyday life and changing it in a way that is magical and/or impossible.
http://www.starteveryday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/surreal-photography01.jpg
Political implications
Magical Realism can create political implications by using its "alternative world" to discreetly discuss a political problem. This can give people ideas and can could ultimately change the way a political party works.
http://road-signs.org/What-Is-Magical-Realism-Magical-Realism-Examples
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/5639/2020/1600/fashiopnplace.ru32.jpg
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/b0/Avatar-Teaser-Poster.jpg/220px-Avatar-Teaser-Poster.jpg
The End...
Sources:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/b0/Avatar-Teaser-Poster.jpg/220px-Avatar-Teaser-Poster.jpg
http://fictionwriting.about.com/od/glossary/g/magicalrealism.htm
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dictionaryofarthistorians/4284906889/
http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/magazine/2010/08/2000px-Impossible_staircase.svg_.png
http://amazingezone.com/img/2012/August/Setowski/Magic-Realism-Tomek-Setowski-Poland-05.jpg
http://www.tendreams.org/wyetha/Magic%20Realism%201ac.jpg
http://www.starteveryday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/surreal-photography01.jpg
http://road-signs.org/What-Is-Magical-Realism-Magical-Realism-Examples
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/5639/2020/1600/fashiopnplace.ru32.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_realism
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/63/Latin_America_(orthographic_projection).svg/250px-Latin_America_(orthographic_projection).svg.png
by Samuel Simons
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