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Approaching these matters in terms of the real world is what I’m asking for.
I’m not going to try to make the case for Dokebi Bride as one of the all time all times here. It’s interesting to think about why making that case is futile though.
We’re supposed to be critics. Can we quit playing historian and start discussing things on an aesthetic basis?
The truth is that aesthetic canons are hardly fixed things. There may be something to the notion that once a work is considered canonical, the status is all but irrevocable; it is always possible someone will look into what all the noise was once about and spark a revival. However, works and artists do become unfashionable to one degree or another and occasionally fall completely out of favor.
This essay first appeared on Splice Today. ____________________________ As a first time reader of Pauline Kael, I was surprised to discover that she’s boring as fuck. Okay, to be fair, she’s sometimes slightly less boring than that. Going Steady, her third volume from 1968 and the one which I happened to get my hands on, [...]