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Surrrealismmm

by Kelvane
I tend to really enjoy films that contain surrealism. These films that can lift me up to a heightened experience of the world that I normally am blind to (unless taking psychedelic mushrooms). Surrealism is basically reality tinkered with in slight, albeit often profound, ways. I would like to make a distinction between surrealism and “other-worldliness” here. I will not include sci-fi films because those films often have such a strong, wholly independent internal logic that they tend to differ too severely from our experience of the world to be considered surrealism, and are more nearly defined as “unreality”. the principles, ideals, or… Read more

I tend to really enjoy films that contain surrealism. These films that can lift me up to a heightened experience of the world that I normally am blind to (unless taking psychedelic mushrooms). Surrealism is basically reality tinkered with in slight, albeit often profound, ways. I would like to make a distinction between surrealism and “other-worldliness” here. I will not include sci-fi films because those films often have such a strong, wholly independent internal logic that they tend to differ too severely from our experience of the world to be considered surrealism, and are more nearly defined as “unreality”.

the principles, ideals, or practice of producing fantastic or incongruous imagery or effects in art, literature, film, or theater by means of unnatural or irrational juxtapositions and combinations - M-W online definition. I want to add to this definition for my purposes here in this list in that films I consider surrealistic are ones that exist in harmony between the two fighting poles of reality and unreality—-they are not ruled by their strangeness/irrationality, but rather supplemented and supported by it. Read less