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.