Magic Realism in Cinema, an analysis
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What is Magic Realism in Cinema? Films such as Pan's Labyrinth and Beasts of the Southern Wild are being branded as such by critics and fans. But what is Magic Realism and where does it come from? Is Magic Realism a genre, or too vague to be able to describe it as such. In this thesis we take a look at the history of Magic Realism, the meaning of it and how it applies to film (and who is applying it).