A Film Buff’s Paradox: The Evolution of Illusion vs. Reality

Armand Amini

Abstract


In this cinematic realm, the concept of illusion vs. reality is a theme that has attracted artistic exploration, and has proven to be an enduring and significant storytelling framework in the realm of contemporary cinema. This theme of illusion vs. reality is witnessed in films from as far back as George Méliès 1902 A Trip to the Moon, to the 1964 version of Mary Poppins, to contemporary offerings such as The Matrix in 1999.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/cinej.2014.93

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