Magic Realism

December 12, 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrIiYSdEe4E

I thought this would be related to Atomik Aztex’s magic realistic reality. In Suckerpunch the movie, the protagonist, Babydoll, lives in multiple realities while perceiving different outcomes. This was what I really imagined would happen in Atomik Aztex. It also incorporated focalization throughout the entire film as the audience ultimately finds out that the narrator is not babydoll but a girl in the insane asylum with her.

Magic Realism

December 12, 2011

http://www.google.com/imgres?q=the+monkey+king+transformation&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=1680&bih=949&tbm=isch&tbnid=VLth0xdrPTMeMM:&imgrefurl=http://www.gamereplays.org/heroesofnewerth/portals.php%3Fshow%3Dpage%26name%3Dheroes-of-newerth-nome-blog-the-monkey-king&docid=GM5cycG2XnHawM&imgurl=http://www.gamereplays.org/community/uploads/post-92917-1311076845.jpg&w=509&h=650&ei=pGPlTo3zJOfj0QGt-4HDCA&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=246&sig=107938493957278668471&page=1&tbnh=138&tbnw=108&start=0&ndsp=50&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0&tx=34&ty=45

This was how I thought magic realism would have happened. In Chinese literature, there is a particular character with the ability to transform in to hundreds of different entities by magic. He is the monkey king; he just plucks a hair or jumps around and shouts “Change” and he changes shape. He can also alter things around him. He usually changes a hair of his.

Magic Realism

December 12, 2011

I youtubed magic realism to see what would come up and I got a short clip of portraits painted by Rob Gonsalves. I would have thought Rob Gonsalves’ portrayal of magic realism to be closer to Mariquita’s transformations. However I guess it could be considered an alternative impression of magic realistic thoughts. I can see how Rob Gonsalves’ portraits could be considered magic realism. It has elements of a double standard as his pictures can show more than one image much like how SBS cloaking device works.

http://www.google.com/imgres?q=punk+rocker+green+hair&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=1680&bih=949&tbm=isch&tbnid=nGuM57oZP1eUwM:&imgrefurl=http://free.clipartof.com/details/172-Pink-Punk-Rocker-Avatar-Character-With-Green-Spikes-Free-Vector-Clipart-Illustration&docid=Ojd1lapmNeTRIM&imgurl=http://free.clipartof.com/172-Pink-Punk-Rocker-Avatar-Character-With-Green-Spikes-Free-Vector-Clipart-Illustration.jpg&w=2934&h=3200&ei=ZGHlTvamGIq-gAeruPT1BQ&zoom=1

This is what I believe Omaha Bigelow would turn out after Mariquita finds out about the cheating. She’ll cast some “Magic realism shit” and change him to this blobless mass with green hair. I think she’d keep the green hair solely as a reminder of who he is. I thought the image was quite funny and undoubtedly reminded me of Omaha.

Omaha Bigelow

December 12, 2011

http://www.google.com/imgres?q=punk+rocker+green+hair&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=1680&bih=949&tbm=isch&tbnid=nGuM57oZP1eUwM:&imgrefurl=http://free.clipartof.com/details/172-Pink-Punk-Rocker-Avatar-Character-With-Green-Spikes-Free-Vector-Clipart-Illustration&docid=Ojd1lapmNeTRIM&imgurl=http://free.clipartof.com/172-Pink-Punk-Rocker-Avatar-Character-With-Green-Spikes-Free-Vector-Clipart-Illustration.jpg&w=2934&h=3200&ei=ZGHlTvamGIq-gAeruPT1BQ&zoom=1

This is my original impression of Omaha Bigelow. As you can see he has the standard gringo green punk rocker look. However I didn’t expect for the person in the picture to look so mean. I assumed Omaha Bigelow was a coward and timid with the world. The physical portrayal I believe is spot on.