More than the mere lure of the exotic, jazz could banalize
and trivialize the entire question of race, which could thus be reduced to a comical episode on the path to Italy's historical realization of its own Aryan-ness.
Sort of ), and Jacques Demy (Model Shop ), Andersen is far more obsessed with movies that "get it wrong" than with ones that get it right, and he's willing to split infinitesimal hairs to show how films ignore, misrepresent, banalize
, and stigmatize the city he loves.
Petronius, too, criticizes "the popular narrative which banalizes
the great literary models by reducing them to melodramatic schemes.
Closky's iteration of imagery lifted from fashion magazines and cosmetic ads cleverly banalizes
their effects, but his work is not limited to this sphere.
If kitsch indicates the arrival of the new that banalizes
the old both in its production and distribution, James Brown is the avatar of Afro-kitsch, bringing to the stage the black pastor, juju priest, and circus magician.