Andrew (perspectivism) wrote,

stirring emotions through ambiguous art

David Byrne writes, ...went to see The Incredibles, about disgruntled retired superheroes. I laughed and cried, as I do at lots of animated movies. I wonder if I get more emotionally involved in animated characters than in films using real actors? Other than Spielberg movies that deliberately work the sentimental buttons it's much easier to identify with drawings than with real people. Maybe this isn't strange. Maybe the fact that they're drawings makes them more ambiguous, more universal, and easier to identify with. Well, it's true with lots of other things- things that use metaphor, allegory and poetic ambiguity are generally more powerful emotionally than straight narrative.

One the world's greatest musicians inspired by probably 2004's greatest film to a great observation!
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