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Silveira's command of the camera is amply evident, but he prettifies the boys and the family, even when they're struggling on the farm ol' in a leaky tenement house.
Although Turner's script rarely prettifies, it doesn't exalt the dance profession either.
The radical Right prettifies privatisation by facile reference to choice and individual preference.
What work each Shakespeare play does is wildly various: for Delaney and Cohen it reflects and allays economic anxieties; for Montrose it provides psychological "compensation"; for Bristol (Othello) it defamiliarizes social structure through the carnivalesque; for Sinfield (Macbeth) and Weimann it reflects legitimation crisis; for Greenblatt it manages affect; for Drakakis (Julius Caesar) it unmasks politics and challenges official ideology; for Andreas (Othello rewritings) it resists dominant ideologies such as racism; for Maus it reveals social life generally in the need to assume private subjectivity; for Boose it insulates and prettifies the "real" history of silenced women.
A common prejudice against color in photos of violence is that color so often prettifies as to sicken the eye and estrange it.