Michael Stuart Kelly Posted July 12, 2013 Share Posted July 12, 2013 Sharknado - Bootleg Romantic Nonrealism?I kept encountering buzz about a film with an odd title: Sharknado. Then I read a few tongue-in-cheek articles.But it just occurred to me that there is no category for this kind of... er... art in The Romantic Manifesto at all.It's not supernatural. It's kinda like Hitchcock's The Birds, except it's raining sharks and they eat people. It looks like there are heroes fighting them. And the public is going nuts over the movie. Here's just one article:'Sharknado' premiere a Twitter home runJuly 12, 2013FoxNewsFrom the article:Did you watch 'Sharknado' last night?Actress Mia Farrow and writer Philip Roth did.Together.They even tweeted about it. As did just about everyone else watching, apparently. Check out the trailer: Rand called Hitchcock's work "Bootleg Romanticism." She also called reality-oriented but stylized heroism "Romantic Realism."Well what the hell do you call it when it's raining sharks from a tornado?I came up with Bootleg Romantic Nonrealism.Hmmmm...I'm trying, I really am... Michael Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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