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callipygean

adjective Referring to or having an aesthetically pleasing, well-proportioned and nicely shaped buttocks.
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What is significant in the film, however, is that on the beach in Normandy appears the statue of the Callipygian Venus, in a high angle shot, where it is carried away by a group of five adolescent boys, dressed similarly to the younger Marcel.
As he starts to lecture her, the camera changes to a shallow focus, leaving the actors in the background, and tracking very slowly left, shows one by one a series of small statues, three of which are identical copies of the Callipygian Venus.
The Callipygian Venus figures memory (both narrative memory and the viewer's memory of the novel) and desire, since Albertine, in the novel, is always associated with Balbec, where the statue inexplicably appears after the narrator's involuntary memory in the Guermantes' library.
The unexpected appearances of the Callipygian Venus serve as a perfect visual crystallization of the film's work to adapt Proustian time to cinematic space.
Here is the complete list of words entered, occasionally with comments from the enterer: accoutrements, Aconcagua, adrift, aedeagus, amanuensis, amaranth, amaryllis, anemone, anhedonia, anomaly, antepenultimate, anthropomorphic, aphrodisiac, asunder, banshee, bedraggled, billows, blessing, bombast, boomerang, brio, brutal, calla lily, calliope, callipygian, careen, carfuffle, cataclysm, catafalque (at the wake, have a bier
Katja van Dyck stood eight feet nine inches in her socks; there was the famous four-year-old girl with the forty-inch chest; or, again, there was the celebrated callipygian monstrosity- of the early 19th-century known as the 'Hottentot Venus'.