phantasmagoria


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phan·tas·ma·gor·i·a

(fan-taz'mă-gōr'ē-ă),
A fantastic sequence of haphazardly associative imagery.

phan·tas·ma·gor·i·a

(fan-taz'mă-gōr'ē-ă)
A fantastic sequence of haphazardly associative imagery.

phantasmagoria

(făn-tăz-mă-gŏr′ē-ă) [Gr. phantasma, an appearance, + agora, assembly, gathering]
A series of phantasms, deceptive illusions, either imagined or remembered from a dream.
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Fishy Phantasmagoria starts at 5pm and is priced at PS38 per person.
Phantasmagoria of love and sensuality are embedded in films such as Pyaasa (1957) and Kaagaz ke Phool (1959), gesturing to a socialist worldview, in a style of filmmaking that blends the masala and a realist aesthetic.
This spurred me into looking at other mysteries over time, on land and in the air, which became my Phantasmagoria.
It may not be a roman a clef but it's not avant-garde phantasmagoria either; some passages are little more than distillations from Duvert's critical work Good Sex Illustrated, a lively condemnation of the family's subsumption of child sexuality, and the adjective troubling would criminally understate this novel's relationship to reality.
Phantasmagoria, set to early music, evokes Bruegel's paintings through Loquasto's peasant garb (although the multi-hued scrim, designed by Loquasto and lit by Jennifer Tipton, felt atypically inadequate).
The sun lit the desert landscape with a dramatic, saturated light custom-made for this phantasmagoria of a land.
Luke's latest batch of musical phantasmagoria is inspired by Snopes.
A phantasmagoria is a changing scene made up of many elements in which the changes that take place make it impossible to know what is real and what merely an illusion or a deception.
In the past few years, an ugly phantasmagoria of rape, murder and sundry other cases of violence, most of them against international women tourists, has blighted the beauty of the place.
Summary: The ancient walled city of Sanaa is a stunning architectural phantasmagoria, a magical maze of souks, mosques, medieval mudbrick palaces and latticed windowed, gingerbread houses largely untouched by mass tourism.
THERE'S an episode of Doctor Who where the Timelord meets Charles Dickens who, upon seeing a ghost, asks: "What phantasmagoria is this?
The book, as Charlesworth summarizes it at the beginning of his last chapter, "embraces poetry and prose, landscape gardens, popular entertainments like the Panorama and the Phantasmagoria, as well as painting and drawing" (155).