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absurd +‎ -ist

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  • We can scale up an oxymoron such as "He froze, turning his head slowly to look," into the more complex sort of narrative non sequiturs we get in absurdist or surrealist fiction, the discontinuities that give these works their oneiric quality, the discombobulation engendered where the sentences don't build up into a sensible sequence.

    Notes on Strange Fiction: The Pataphysical Quirk

  • We can scale up an oxymoron such as "He froze, turning his head slowly to look," into the more complex sort of narrative non sequiturs we get in absurdist or surrealist fiction, the discontinuities that give these works their oneiric quality, the discombobulation engendered where the sentences don't build up into a sensible sequence.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • In his last two films (Caro Diaro and Aprile) he’s basically played himself, establishing a neat line in absurdist self-mockery and thoughtful observation, looking ridiculous on a moped while obsessing about “good-bad” Hollywood movies and musing on life and politics.

    Current Movie Reviews, Independent Movies - Film Threat

  • The result ends up being what can only be called absurdist-noir, a combination strange enough to keep me thinking about the film for days, even during a busy 5-film-a-day festival.

    Row Three » Welcome Year of the Rat - Where Cinema is more than just $100 Million productions

  • The atrophied narrative structure of the stories itself is inherently comic, giving them a kind of absurdist feel, and the dialogue is often explicitly funny:

    November 2009

  • The atrophied narrative structure of the stories itself is inherently comic, giving them a kind of absurdist feel, and the dialogue is often explicitly funny:

    Dashed to the Ground

  • The atrophied narrative structure of the stories itself is inherently comic, giving them a kind of absurdist feel, and the dialogue is often explicitly funny:

    Narrative Strategies

  • But there is something about the trailer thus far where it's not hitting it's mark on the 'absurdist' or even 'art film' scale.

    Repo Chick Movie Trailer | /Film

  • Not "absurdist" nonsense because that might be interesting.

    Michael Giltz: Cannes 2009 Day Five: Lars Von Trier Is (Unshockingly) Shocking!

  • Lit theorists point out that he was an "absurdist" partially in self-defense; his father was sent to debtor's prison when he was only thirteen, and he was forced after that to get a job to support himself.

    Archive 2008-11-01

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