[Ads-l] allegory

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Sep 10 08:59:00 EDT 2019


It may be common usage in movie criticism.  Discovered serendipitously:

1975 Richard Corliss, in Howard Koch, ed. _Casablanca - Script and Legend_
(Woodstock, N.Y.: Overlook Press) 198:  _Casablanca_...succeeds as
allegory...and as a superb romantic melodrama.

Corliss, of course, for decades was film critic for Time magazine .

JL

On Mon, Sep 9, 2019 at 4:47 PM Andy Bach <afbach at gmail.com> wrote:

> > I deny the allegory and I resent the alligator.
> We didn't receive it - perhaps you needed more stamps.
>
> On Sun, Sep 8, 2019 at 3:08 PM Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
> wrote:
> >
> > 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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