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Magic realist films

  • Films in which fantastic or mythical elements are included in a narrative that is otherwise realistic.

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    • found: Work cat.: Laberinto del fauno (Motion picture). El laberinto del fauno = Pan's labyrinth, 2016(a magic realist film)
    • found: Kolker, R.P. The altering eye, 2009:p. xv (Guillermo del Toro, who has successfully managed a Hollywood career with his Hellboy comic book character films (2004, 2008) and two magical realism films about the Spanish Civil War, The Devil's Backbone (2001) and Pan's Labyrinth (2006))
    • found: Vélez, N. 20 great magical realism movies that are worth your time, via Taste of cinema website, 12 Feb. 2015, viewed on Nov. 13, 2018(magic realism; literary genre or style associated especially with Latin America that incorporates fantastic or mythical elements into otherwise realistic fiction; the genre has made its way into other art forms such as film; Magic realism--or magical realism--is most effective when it's blended so seamlessly into reality that viewers don't bother to try to figure what's behind the magic; films listed include: Pan's Labyrinth; Beasts of the Southern Wild; Big Fish; Trainspotting; Groundhog Day; The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou; Donnie Darko; Pleasantville; Amélie; Safety Not Guaranteed; Ruby Sparks; Jeff Who Lives at Home; Midnight in Paris; Scott Pilgrim vs. the World)
    • found: Gee, F.C. The critical roots of cinematic magic realism, 2013, via WWW, Nov. 13, 2018:p. 107 (magical realist film) p. 255 (magic realist films) p. 277 (magical realist cinema)
    • found: Hurley, J.S. Magic realism in cinema, 2013, via WWW, Nov. 13, 2018:p. 3 (magic realism; combination of realism and fantasy) p. 7 (magic realism (or magical realism or marvelous realism)) p. 13 (magic realist movies) p. 18 (magic realism films)
    • found: Skrodzka, A. Magic realist cinema in East Central Europe, 2012:p. xiii (magic realist films)
    • found: Pérez Melgosa, A. Cinema and inter-American relations, 2012:p. 107 (magical realist films)
    • notfound: López, D. Films by genre, ©1993
  • General Notes

    • Films in which fantastic or mythical elements are included in a narrative that is otherwise realistic.
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    • 2018-11-13: new
    • 2019-02-21: revised
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