life force

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Here was a family movie that included giant terror-mollusks, cute hobbit-like critters getting the mystical life force sucked out of them by giant squawking crow monsters, and a road adventure through the foothills of the uncanny valley. Wired, "Netflix Re-Ups the Puppetry—and Perturbations—of Dark Crystal," 30 Aug. 2019 The film, in Mandarin and English, has universal appeal because Nai Nai is such a life force. Hal Boedeker, orlandosentinel.com, "‘Farewell,’ one of year’s best, is Enzian’s for now," 26 July 2019 Themes include the idea of nature as a sentient life force; the existence of fantastic, shape-shifting creatures; and, of course, the definition of reality and human consciousness. Mary Mcnamara, latimes.com, "Finished Netflix’s ‘Dark.’ What’s the German word for ‘pissed’?," 12 July 2019 Among Tesla founders, Straubel was the only one who had thrown his entire life force behind the idea that cars needed to be more environmentally friendly. Los Angeles Times, "Tesla loses a founder, and a piece of its soul," 26 July 2019 Nations have always competed economically, but the U.S. and China are engaged in direct battle over the world’s economic life force: technology. Fortune, "It’s China’s World," 22 July 2019 There are a few basic art-history themes, like the centrality of religion, the rise of humanity and nature as life forces autonomous of God, and the 19th century’s emphasis on everyday life, high and humble. Brian T. Allen, National Review, "Dijon’s Masterpiece of a Museum, Brilliantly Renovated," 20 July 2019 This documentary reveals the losses and the irrepressible life force behind the poignant laughter of this true American master. Charles Mcnulty, latimes.com, "Review: PBS documentary of playwright Terrence McNally celebrates a master of connection," 13 June 2019 Scholars also believe that the festival represented the renewal of the gods’ divine life force. National Geographic, "Egypt’s pharaohs welcomed summer with this fabulous festival," 25 June 2019

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1848, in the meaning defined above

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