[Ads-l] allegory

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Tue Sep 10 11:49:50 EDT 2019


I'm very confused. I would expect movie criticism to use "allegory" often,
when talking about allegories (such as Casablanca, which is an allegory
about America isolationism).

On Tue, Sep 10, 2019, 8:59 AM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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
> > > >
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> > truth."
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