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phantasmagoria

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Films a sequence of pictures made to vary in size rapidly while remaining in focus
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The abused, exploited, trailer-park waif Pauline is the town's guilty secret (in many ways she is also the willowy John's wife's fleshly double, she represents ordinary, fallible, hungry humanity, whereas John's wife is a lofty Ideal: together they constitute a Caliban/Ariel combo (21)), and when, in the phantasmagorical climax, she assumes giant form and towers over the terrified townsfolk like King Kong or a B-Movie giantess, she embodies, massively, the return of the repressed.
It's a world of dubious alliances and loyalties, its phantasmagorical quality enhanced by frozen tableaux and concealed views.
Created as an antidote to the violence and despair, this phantasmagorical show proposes a new vision of urbanity, overflowing with optimism and happiness.
The climax of the film takes place at a movie theater, and ends with a phantasmagorical Hollywood ending that can only exist in movies.
In so doing, he creates a phantasmagorical adventure for his characters and for his readers.
The difference between Baudelaire and Marinetti was that while the former aimed to journey to a phantasmagorical state where all was luxe, calme et volupte, the latter craved pulsing light and urban excitement.
The title poem, "I Don't Believe in Ghosts," which appears near the beginning of the collection, contrasts the real with the phantasmagorical.
Is it just about the text going back to its phantasmagorical original, as Guillermo Irrizari discusses, or is there something else happening?
But a kind of phantasmagorical remembering begins to take over.
Such a disruptive flight of fancy is a departure from Preljocaj's darker side (the French-Albanian's acclaimed Romeo and Juliet featured the heroine as the daughter of a Ceausescu-style dictator to Romeo's homeless drifter), and while this phantasmagorical journey may only be as deep as a child's wading pool, there is much to marvel at in the production.
Despite the great success of Journal, Tobin believes that Bernanos's skill as an artist and the comprehensiveness of his vision are best displayed in a murky, phantasmagorical universe (106), as in his "largely unread masterpiece, M.
Divided into three series of C-prints--"The Last Days of Pompeii" (2001), "Roman Allegories" (2004), and "Helen's Odyssey" (2007)--these deconstructed allegories have an obvious didactic tone, but their impish humor and phantasmagorical quality infuse them with a contemporary style of informality.