[Ads-l] allegory

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Sep 8 16:08:00 EDT 2019


I deny the allegory and I resent the alligator.

> On Sep 8, 2019, at 3:00 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> 2019
> https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/movies/review/2019/02/21/never-look-away-is-a-detached-and-arty-look-at-turbulent-times.html
> :
> 
> "Never Look Away is a sprawling allegory of the artistic impulse, arrayed
> on the canvas of the Second World War and the rise and fall of the Nazis.
> 
> 
> There's nothing symbolic or particularly metaphorical in this movie, highly
> fictionalized from the life of the German artist Gerhard Richter. So
> "allegory" seems to mean something like "interesting or provocative
> dramatic representation."
> 
> JL
> 
> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."
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