Therefore, the focus of fairy tales, whether oral, written, or cinematic, has always been on finding magical instruments, extraordinary technologies, or powerful people and animals that will enable protagonists to transform themselves along with their environment, making it more suitable for living in peace and contentment.” This relates back to the idea that fairytales are given more value when they are able to teach lessons and are able to establish a well-balanced environment. Concepts like good and evil depicted in novels such as Wicked provide meanings to these tales which ultimately give children a source to gain more
Discuss and analyze how and to what ends fantasy and reality are intertwined in stories you have studied. In this essay, we will discuss how magical realism uses elements of real and of magic to create the literary style. At first, we will try to give a background of what magic realism, where it comes from, and how a story can be labelled as such. Alejo Carpentier’s “Viaje a la semilla” and Julio Cortazar’s “La noche boca arriba” will be our focus. The analysis of the two stories will attempt to generalize what elements of real and fantastic are in most, if not all of “lo real maravilloso.” Before we analyse how magical and real elements are used in short stories, we first need to point out the definition of this literary style.
This might be the part where most of the eyes of the viewers are looking at. Ways in which the different characters are pictured has been seen, and there is looking at the screens with great infatuation for the characters to be getting more and more indulged in the movie and its realism. The magical realism is the reality of the different movies that are stereotypical of the age of the different people that have been used to portray the different characters and their motives. The connection of the two cultures and the folkloric one in the real time of the 21st century has to be the one that is getting connected. This changes the image of the film and gets the characters running as a role model in the movies train of thought.
Magical realism moves back and forth, between the disparate worlds, real and imaginary (Zamora & Faris, 2005). There is a huge difference of magical realism in the novel from the movie. In the novel, there are magical realism everywhere, as if it is an everyday occasion. However, in the movie, magical realism only occurs to Dora, and Guido is the only one who acts them out. In the novel, there are many magical elements or events that exist or occur that contrasts with the real life happenings.
As you read, reflect upon the way fairy tales made you feel and act as a child. Fairy tales, in reality, implant unrealistic expectations and stereotypes into children’s minds. Let’s first take a look at the general Disney fairy tale movie storyline. In almost every movie, the men have full control over the women’s lives, resulting in the objectification of female characters. For example, Prince Charming is the one to “help” Cinderella get everything she ever wanted.
In the mockumentary A Mighty Wind, the director uses many aesthetics of a real documentary to highlight and satirize real documentaries, but still making it feel like a serious documentary. They attempt to create a realistic film that portrays the elements of an actual documentary while still making it entertaining and capable of providing a hidden truth behind the satirizing. The director attempts to show the nostalgic effect music has on people and how those emotions are important to the audience. They also try to show the impact certain people or groups can have on a society while still making a film that has comedic and dramatic elements to it. One aesthetic that is incorporated throughout the film is the use the on-camera interview
Justyna Deszcz wrote an article based on Zipes’ political and socio-historical approach and added a variety of facts she had collected from many other authors and articles. Deszcz believes that the reason we have shifted into the submissive and “family-friendly” theme of fairy tales is because “the fairytale has been reduced to a mass-produced commodity, to be purchased and owned, and to bring in considerable profit. What is more, the fairytale is being used as a source and a vehicle of powerful self-mirroring images affirming the existing value system, and thus lulling audiences into passivity and compliance.” This point proves that the original thought of harsh realities needing to be exposed in story telling has converted to just being a profitable way to tell simple-minded children’s
In terms of acting, we note that the speech of characters in the film are highly exaggerated and their voices are high pitched with mock enthusiasm, which resonates with the theme of the film which is hope during difficult times. A scene where all these techniques together would be in the scene where Dorothy was about to meet her
Three points that prove this are: the major plot change due to the transition from paper to screen, the addition of more themes and ideas rather than just horror, and the many more characters that were added and removed in the story to aid in the new plot. The most significant thing about this film as an adaptation of this story is its ability to still draw itself back to the Poe's tale at the end of the film, even though it had a very different way of getting there. This is significant because some films tend to change the plot and not tie itself back to the original work in anyway in order to become its own tale. In conclusion, this film is very different from its original work but still manages to reign itself in to make it one story about a dangerous
Not only the narrative method but also the shooting angle and lighting setting make contribution to the real reflection and immersive feeling. A. Narrative Method The film builds up a tree-like narrative structure with characters as the main body and events interconnecting with characters as decorations. It mitigates the dramatized effect, weakens binary opposite elements, like the past and the future, life and death, and facts and false appearance. Then it combines the emotions of characters, like absurdity and helplessness of a single life, with the natural and unadorned narration.