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Surrealism Naturalism and Expressionism Three defining characteristics of the movies of the 60s that we have observed are surrealism naturalism and expressionism Surrealism is 20th century literary and artistic movement that attempts to express the lookings of the subconscience by fantistic imagery and incongruous juxtaposition of subject matter Naturalism is the characters within inherited characteristics placed in an environment History shapes the protagonists rather than being shaped by sense of doom There is no transcendence It may end in catastrophe And then the poor uneducated asses will struggle to survive Expressionism is expression of inner experience rather than a solely realistic prtrayal seeking to depict a non-objective reality but the subjective emotions and responses that objects and events that arouse in the artist Characteristics include exaggeration primitivism fantasy violence and jarring The movies that apply to surrealism are Blow Up and Divorce-Italian Syle for naturalism the movies represented are The Gospel According to St Matthew and La Dolce Vita and for expressionism it is Breathless 8 12 fell under both categories of surrealism and expressionis Blow Up is a representation of surrealism because the character played by David Hemmings was a guy who dos not live in reality due to the fact that he is obsessed with himself and chooses to see what he wants to through his camera Ironically the reality that he does see are some black and white camera shots of a man in some bushes pointing a gun at a couple But in the end we are not sure if the black and white shots are reality or not because there are mimes playing tennis and he seems to accept their fantasy as his reality when he throws the tennis ball back to them He goes back and forth on the reality-fantasy issue Which ever is the reality or fantasy he goes back and forth between the lives of his women and photography work to the black and white photos
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