History Quotes / WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief

26th Feb '18 9:02:36 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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->Let's talk for a moment about "illusion" [...] Illusion is a necessary part of entertainment; it is, for instance, a ''key'' part of the suspension of disbelief. Suspension of disbelief is frequently required in fiction, and sometimes, when someone will defend a work, they'll say: "You never heard of the suspension of disbelief?" snobbishly, because stupid people are incapable of saying stupid things in any other way. Suspension of disbelief, though, is a two way street; the audience must be prepared to extend it, but the artist must also work to sustain it. Any audience that comes to the work has already -- ''probably'' -- made the effort, so, in those cases, when it's lost, the artist is to blame. Maintaining the illusion is ''their'' job. If you suddenly make me realize that I'm just watching a movie, because you've said or done something, that's ''your'' fault, not mine. That is because, for the most part, we ''want'' to be fooled by the illusion; that's why we've come here.

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->Let's talk for a moment about "illusion" [...] Illusion is a necessary part of entertainment; it is, for instance, a ''key'' part of the suspension of disbelief. Suspension of disbelief is frequently required in fiction, and sometimes, when someone will defend a work, they'll say: "You never heard of the suspension of disbelief?" snobbishly, because stupid people are incapable of saying stupid things in any other way. Suspension of disbelief, though, is a two way street; the audience must be prepared to extend it, but the artist must also work to sustain it. Any audience that comes to the work has already -- ''probably'' -- made the effort, so, effort. So, in those cases, when it's lost, the artist is to blame. Maintaining the illusion is ''their'' job. If you suddenly make me realize that I'm just watching a movie, because you've said or done something, that's ''your'' fault, not mine. That is because, for the most part, we ''want'' to be fooled by the illusion; that's why we've come here.
26th Feb '18 9:02:07 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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->Let's talk for a moment about "illusion" [...] Illusion is a necessary part of entertainment; it is, for instance, a ''key'' part of the suspension of disbelief. Suspension of disbelief is frequently required in fiction, and sometimes, when someone will defend a work, they'll say: "You never heard of the suspension of disbelief?" snobbishly, because stupid people are incapable of saying stupid things in any other way. Suspension of disbelief, though, is a two way street; the audience must be prepared to extend it, but the artist must also work to sustain it. Any audience that comes to the work has already, ''probably'', made the effort, so, in those cases, when it's lost, the artist is to blame. Maintaining the illusion is ''their'' job. If you suddenly make me realize that I'm just watching a movie, because you've said or done something, that's ''your'' fault, not mine. That is because, for the most part, we ''want'' to be fooled by the illusion; that's why we've come here.

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->Let's talk for a moment about "illusion" [...] Illusion is a necessary part of entertainment; it is, for instance, a ''key'' part of the suspension of disbelief. Suspension of disbelief is frequently required in fiction, and sometimes, when someone will defend a work, they'll say: "You never heard of the suspension of disbelief?" snobbishly, because stupid people are incapable of saying stupid things in any other way. Suspension of disbelief, though, is a two way street; the audience must be prepared to extend it, but the artist must also work to sustain it. Any audience that comes to the work has already, ''probably'', already -- ''probably'' -- made the effort, so, in those cases, when it's lost, the artist is to blame. Maintaining the illusion is ''their'' job. If you suddenly make me realize that I'm just watching a movie, because you've said or done something, that's ''your'' fault, not mine. That is because, for the most part, we ''want'' to be fooled by the illusion; that's why we've come here.
26th Feb '18 9:01:26 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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->'''Max''': ''All'' the dinosaurs of the animal kingdom team up to fight the I-Rex.\\
'''Mike''': It's has the ability to cloak itself. So fuckin' awesome.\\
'''Jay''': For one scene. And then it's never brought up again. It also has the ability to know when it has a homing device inside of its body.\\
'''Mike''': An' he ripped it out. That was soo awesome.\\
'''Jay''': Or even knowing what that is. 'Cause, why would you think to rip that out?\\
'''Mike''': '''''CUZ HE WAS SMART!''''' Look, quit makin' fun of ''Jurassic World'', it was fuckin' awesome.
-->--''WebVideo/HalfInTheBag'' on ''Film/JurassicWorld'', "A Conversation With Creator/MaxLandis"

->Suspension Of Disbelief doesn't throw away all logic. It just allows me to believe that there are [[Franchise/TheFlash people that can run really fast]] or [[ComicBook/MartianManhunter aliens that can shapeshift living among humans]].

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->'''Max''': ->'''Max:''' ''All'' the dinosaurs of the animal kingdom team up to fight the I-Rex.\\
'''Mike''': '''Mike:''' It's has the ability to cloak itself. So fuckin' awesome.\\
'''Jay''': '''Jay:''' For one scene. And then it's never brought up again. It also has the ability to know when it has a homing device inside of its body.\\
'''Mike''': '''Mike:''' An' he ripped it out. That was soo sooo awesome.\\
'''Jay''': '''Jay:''' Or even knowing what that is. 'Cause, why would you think to rip that out?\\
'''Mike''': '''Mike:''' '''''CUZ HE WAS SMART!''''' Look, quit makin' fun of ''Jurassic World'', it was fuckin' awesome.
-->--''WebVideo/HalfInTheBag'' -->-- ''WebVideo/HalfInTheBag'' on ''Film/JurassicWorld'', "A Conversation With Creator/MaxLandis"

->Suspension Of Disbelief of disbelief doesn't throw away all logic. It just allows me to believe that there are [[Franchise/TheFlash people that can run really fast]] or [[ComicBook/MartianManhunter aliens that can shapeshift living among humans]].



-->--'''Creator/RogerEbert'''

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-->--'''Creator/RogerEbert'''
-->-- '''Creator/RogerEbert'''



-->--'''UsefulNotes/NeilDeGrasseTyson''', ''Series/TheLateShowWithStephenColbert''

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-->--'''UsefulNotes/NeilDeGrasseTyson''', -->-- '''UsefulNotes/NeilDeGrasseTyson''', ''Series/TheLateShowWithStephenColbert''


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->Let's talk for a moment about "illusion" [...] Illusion is a necessary part of entertainment; it is, for instance, a ''key'' part of the suspension of disbelief. Suspension of disbelief is frequently required in fiction, and sometimes, when someone will defend a work, they'll say: "You never heard of the suspension of disbelief?" snobbishly, because stupid people are incapable of saying stupid things in any other way. Suspension of disbelief, though, is a two way street; the audience must be prepared to extend it, but the artist must also work to sustain it. Any audience that comes to the work has already, ''probably'', made the effort, so, in those cases, when it's lost, the artist is to blame. Maintaining the illusion is ''their'' job. If you suddenly make me realize that I'm just watching a movie, because you've said or done something, that's ''your'' fault, not mine. That is because, for the most part, we ''want'' to be fooled by the illusion; that's why we've come here.
-->-- '''[[Website/SFDebris Chuck Sonnenburg]]'''
14th Feb '18 11:01:23 AM Premonition45
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->''Film/RoadHouse'' is the kind of movie that leaves reality so far behind that you have to accept it on its own terms.
-->-- '''Creator/RogerEbert'''
12th Sep '17 9:39:47 AM CosmicFerret
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->Suspension Of Disbelief doesn't throw away all logic. It just allows me to believe that there are [[TheFlash people that can run really fast]] or [[ComicBook/MartianManhunter aliens that can shapeshift living among humans]].

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->Suspension Of Disbelief doesn't throw away all logic. It just allows me to believe that there are [[TheFlash [[Franchise/TheFlash people that can run really fast]] or [[ComicBook/MartianManhunter aliens that can shapeshift living among humans]].
23rd Aug '17 4:38:00 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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->He makes a Secondary World which your mind can enter. Inside it, what he relates is "true;" it accords with the laws of that world. You therefore believe it, while you are, as it were, inside. The moment disbelief arises, the spell is broken; the magic, or rather art, has failed. You are then out in the Primary World again, looking at the little abortive Secondary World from outside.
-->-- '''Creator/JRRTolkien'''

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->He ->What really happens is that the story-maker proves a successful "sub-creator". He makes a Secondary World which your mind can enter. Inside it, what he relates is "true;" it accords with the laws of that world. You therefore believe it, while you are, as it were, inside. The moment disbelief arises, the spell is broken; the magic, or rather art, has failed. You are then out in the Primary World again, looking at the little abortive Secondary World from outside.
-->-- '''Creator/JRRTolkien'''
'''Creator/JRRTolkien''', "On Fairy-Stories"
27th Jun '17 2:35:39 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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--> '''Ian Flynn''' on writing ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog''

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27th Jun '17 2:35:26 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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->The trick comes down to this: How do you make a ridiculous scenario (talking, colorful animal-people fighting a ponderously large madman) engaging enough to read regularly? The answer: A tricky balancing act where the reader isn't necessarily supposed to take it seriously, but the characters of the world do. If the characters believe themselves to be in peril, then their honesty will inspire the reader to believe them. But at the same time, the writer has to craft it so that the reader is looking upon all this in an accessible fashion; we can't just assume the reader will be immediately invested and believe in the ridiculous scenario [...] But the writer can only do so much. It's also part of the reader's job to approach the material in the right mindset. If the reader is looking for a grand, sweeping anthropomorphic saga, or a GRIMDARK study of slavery and the theme of Nature vs. Industry, or if the reader simply isn't going to allow themselves to enjoy such high fantasy, then there's nothing the writer can do to entertain theme.
--> '''Ian Flynn''' on writing ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog''
6th May '17 9:36:39 PM Gamermaster
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->I used to lose sleep over [[SpaceIsNoisy this]], but then I realized if there's enough interesting things going on in a big budget epic sci-fi film, then you can distract me from all the science you're getting wrong."
-->--'''UsefulNotes/NeilDeGrasseTyson''', ''Series/TheLateShowWithStephenColbert''
9th Apr '17 5:49:42 PM nombretomado
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-->--'''Creator/BenCroshaw''' on ''SaintsRow2''

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-->--'''Creator/BenCroshaw''' on ''SaintsRow2''
''VideoGame/SaintsRow2''
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