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But what exactly is the genre known as Magical Realism?
Magical Realism is complicated and defies a one-size-fits-all definition.
Here are some of the ways this genre has been described…
It’s what happens when a highly detailed realistic setting is invaded by something too strange to believe. …from Netflix
Magical realism blurs the line between fantasy and reality.
Magical realism is based on the representation of what is possible – but not probable.
A realistic narrative- aided by fantasy.
While watching a (magical realism) film, consider the narrative and setting – then continually ask yourself – is this normal?
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About Time (2013)
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Being There (1979)
Big Fish (2004)
Black Swan (2011)
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
Donnie Darko (2001)
Edward Scissorhands (2005)
Groundhog Day Day (1993)
Life of Pi (2013)
Like Water for Chocolate (1997)
Love in the time of cholera (2008)
Midnight in Paris (2011)
Midnight’s Children (2012)
My neighbor Totoro (1967-68)
Pan’s Labyrinth (2007
Porco Rosso (2005)
Ruby Sparks : She’s out of his mind (2012)
Spirited Away (2001)
Synechdoche, New York (2009)
The City of Lost Children (1999)
The Dark Tower (2017)
The Green Mile (1999)
The Princess Bride (1987)
The Shape of Water (2017)
According to our most restrictive definition of the term, the magical realist aims at a basis of mimetic illusion – while destroying it regularly with strange treatment of time, space, characters, and what many people take as the basic rules of the physical world. -Jean-Pierre Durix