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The painter’s brilliantly simple gambit, one that has allowed for decades of elaboration, was to literalize that blackness.
Movies and television have a way of using a soundtrack not just to create a mood but to literalize it.
The episode starts with the classroom scene, complete with a model trolley, before literalizing the experiment and making Chidi steer an actual trolley to hilariously bloody effect.
There was all of that and the gale-force brilliance of Jeannie Berlin, as a prosecutor who literalizes leaning in.
Something about Knott froze in childhood, leaving a body of work marked by the child’s tendency to literalize imaginative schemes.
But now the incentives are literalized in buttons and written into software.
Like his Oscar-winning 2004 short Ryan (embedded below), The Spine (previewed above) employs bizarro CGI imagery to literalize human flaws and failures.
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