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I think that we should discuss and clarify what we mean by
the term 'realism'.
Just for once.
Gloves off, no holds barred.
Get it all out in the open, because many seem to be
crossing boundaries, and confusing 'realism' with
'verisimilitude', 'neo-realism', 'cinema verite' etc.
(I find it very confusing when this happens, and I'm sure
the confusion is not intended.)
Which films employ 'realism' or are 'realist'?
Can we question the validity of each desciption?
Etc., etc.
That way, every time a film comes along which brings up the
subject, we all have a common frame of reference.
 
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Damian Peter Sutton
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