deconstruct = 'undermine or discredit (an artistic work), as by parody, locating in an antithetical context, etc.'

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Nov 14 15:48:28 UTC 2010

2009 Sam Stagg _Born to be Hurt_  [N.Y.: St. Martin's Press] 101: Since
nothing in Sirk is accidental, I'm convinced that somehow he intended to
desconstruct her evil masterpiece [_Triumph of the Will_].
Stagg is referring to director Douglas Sirk's use of images reminiscent of
some of those in Leni Riefenstahl's _T of the R_ but in an anti-Nazi movie,
_Hitler's Madman_ (1943).

"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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