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color ones usually, because they have the budget and resources to develop the
military spectacle—is this UN fantasy, a fantasy of united warfare. (The same
wishful UN theme cropped up in a recent spectacular which is not science fiction,
But another of the things that fantasy can do is to normalize what is
psychologically unbearable, thereby inuring us to it. In one case, fantasy
beautifies the world. In the other, it neutralizes it. The fantasy in science fiction
films does both jobs.
Time may enhance what seems simply dogged or lacking in fantasy now
because we are too close to it, because it resembles too closely our own
everyday fantasies, the fantastic nature of which we don't perceive. We are better
able to enjoy ...
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AGAINST INTERPRETATION: And Other EssaysUser Review - Kirkus
If one were to judge these essays in terms of price, their value would be very high. At her best (and worst) Miss Sontag offers three pennies worth of thought in any one sentence. "The function of ... Read full review