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Endreal

Endreal — where the explicit message of a film is the antithesis of its implicit message. Perhaps even an unintended subversion. e.g., Ducky’s rejection in John Hughes’ PRETTY IN PRINK; Trinity’s perfect eyebrows outside of the perfect world of the Matrix. And really, endreal doesn’t just describe film: it applies to numerous populist political campaigns and revolutionary movements. Can you think of other examples? (My friend Holly Johnson invented this useful term in the late 1990s.) . . . → Continue reading: Endreal

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