The quarrel over realism in art stems from a misunderstanding, from a confusion between the aesthetic and the psychological; between true realism, the need that is to give significant expression to the world both concretely and in its essence and the pseudorealism of a deception aimed at fooling the eye (or for that matter the mind); a pseudorealism content in other words with illusory appearances. -- André Bazin, The Ontology of the Photographic Image
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If kids played baseball on the street, this is what it would look like:
Or if housewives watched TV, this is what it would look like:
I'm told that smoking reefer is something akin to the following:
Before September 28, 1987 -- when the holodeck went online -- kids used to do this:
I always felt the problem with Max Ophüls was that his objects lay dormant on the screen:
Did Robert Bresson ever achieve this level of realism?
Jean Renoir is famous for using depth of field, but he's "quadrophonic" vinyl compared to the 5.1 surround of the following:
These are animals:
Realism or surrealism?
Now you see it, now you don't:
Supernatural Serial Killers: They're Just Like Us.
They take an axe to head, but keep on coming with a machete:
Books hurt them:
They hang from rope:
They get stuck in traffic:
They fall down:
They enter through windows to get the girls they love:
They look like their parents: