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Synonyms for seraphical

of or relating to an angel of the first order


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Oliveira used CGI for the first time in his career to produce the film's special effects--the dead Angelica floating seraphically through night skies, for instance--but, in his typically anachronistic manner, impelled the technology toward an outmoded aesthetic, rendering the computer-generated imagery to resemble the primitive magic-making of film pioneer Georges Melies.
And thus-- she was smiling benignly--the agony of the particular sheep, cow, or human being is necessary; and so--she was beaming seraphically at the gilt vane in the distance--we reach the conclusion that all is harmony, could we hear it.
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As the incense rises into the room above, Felicite breathes in the vapors "with a mystical sensuous fervour," smiles seraphically, and, as the welcoming clouds part to receive her, believes that she sees a huge Loulou gliding over her: "she thought she could see, in the opening heavens, a gigantic parrot hovering above her head" (225/56).
The designer piety of Bill Viola's "spiritual" videos could be the model for this episode--Viola and Malick share a weakness for representing candlelight as numinous illumination and bodies plunging into water as signifiers of death and rebirth--or for the flashback recounting the passing of Private Witt's mother in The Thin Red Line: In slow motion, the expiring woman reaches out to a little girl dressed in whitest lace and seraphically backlit by sunshine, as a harp on the sound track gentles the mother toward Elysium and immortality.