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The Return of the Real Aesthetic: Friday The 13th 3D (1982)

Posted by Charles Reece, January 31, 2009 04:54pm | Post a Comment
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


[Please note: Ontological Enhancement Device (OCE) is required for the proper reception of the life-enhancing images that follow. Click on images for full lifeworld experience.]

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:

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