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The Bronzes of Riace

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The information provided by Michael Hargreave-Mawson [2] demonstrates that it was probably taken between and , during which time he was stationed in Ireland. The Paul Getty Museum. When you get to play as Edgeworth in case upon presenting Iris with a demon-warding hood she says she gave it to Wright, because she had a premonition something might happen and didn't want Wright to "fall into its grip". And during the first curtain call, as Charlie himself takes his bow, Mr.

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Urinetown lives and breathes this trope, especially in the case of Officer Lockstock and Little Sally, who hang lampshades all over the place. Look what the artist has done to me! Squidward in SpongeBob SquarePants makes frequent references to things lasting eleven minutes, the approximate length of a short. Monmouth Redoubt, Tauranga [15]. As further evidence of his theory, Bragho' has produced a series of recordings of a male voice, who claims he acted as a mediator for representatives of the John Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Frequent excursions are made from Ashbourne, in the summer season, to this justly celebrated valley, where its wildness produces a striking effect … [10].

These renowned personages are wrapped in mystery, we don't know anything about their identity, paternity and origins not to speak of their destination. These works are beautifully made, and succeed in awakening deep feelings among the populace.

These are, after all, the main reasons of the enthusiasm the bronzes of Riace have aroused. Some speak, however, of "magnetic force", "eroticism", " halo of fear". Some other bring Freud into the discussion. And much more will be said on this topic. They have been exhibited in Florence, then in Rome, lastly and definitively in the Museum of Reggio Calabria. The presence of the statues on the sea depths, seems the effect of a boat's falling during the Roman age: It is more probable that the statues were tossed overboard, either to lighten the ship's load in a storm or to prevent them falling into the hands of pirates.

The statues are of two virile men, presumably warriors or gods, who possibly held lances and shields at one time. At around two meters, they are larger than life. Although the statues are cast in bronze, they feature silver lashes and teeth, copper red lips and nipples, and eyes made of ivory, limestone and a glass and amber paste.

This is partly because of their exceptionally realistic rendering and partly owing to the rarity of ancient bronze statues, which tended to be melted down and the metal reused. Mariottini, who spotted the statues meters off the coast and eight meters underwater, said the bronze was so realistic he initially thought he'd found the remains of a corpse. Today the statues pull some , visitors each year to the Reggio Calabria museum housing them.

How or when the statues sank to their watery resting place also remains a mystery, as divers uncovered no wreckage in the vicinity. In the fantasy of the public at large the two "champions" exemplified the quality of manliness, their "miraculous" reappearance from the waters having touched everyone's unconscious.

Archeology, however, is a more concrete matter; lets try to learn a bit more about these two splendid statues, among the few surviving original, antique bronze sculptures. The two statues differ by a few centimeters in height and represent two naked males erect in the same stance.

In both cases left arms preserve elements indicating the former presence of a shield; traces in the hairstyles suggest that originally each wore a helmet. As a consequence, the right thigh stands in an upper position than the left one: The powerful muscles are made stronger, thanks to the plastic vigor, in a more geometrical and static way as for the Bronze A, while it's more analytical and dynamical in the Bronze B.

Even the pinked colored nipples not obtained by copper, but in a low concentration of lead , separately manufactured, and applied through the hammered technique, are interesting. The long wisp of waved hair, sulking all the scalp, falling into curled wisps on the shoulders, makes us suppose the head was in origin devoid of the helmet; on the top, there is a hollow, maybe for a meniscus, a functional bronzed tip, to keep the birds away from the statues.

Nevertheless, in a second time, a Corinthian helmet was placed, as stated by a standing signs, and the transformation of the original hollow into an inlet for the same helmet. In that time, the well shaped ears,were covered by applied wisps. The mouth shows coppered lips and an upper row of five teeth, shaped in a silver foil. The eyes show a bronzed foiled lashes, and ivory corneas while the irises, not kept, were probably in glassed pasta or of a precious stone.

The head is smooth and deformed, probably because it had a raised Corinthian helmet, and covered by a leather or a felt cap; we can see some plate cats, covered by little hammering and the sulk on the sides of the shave the lower side of the throat.

The ears' lower lobes and hairs wisps came out of the cap, and were similar to the shave's ones, not so thick, and plastic. Other elements differentiate them. M useo Archeologico Nazionale della. Magna Grecia di Reggio Calabria. Some experts think so ANSA - Rome, August 17 - - Thirty-five years after the famed Riace bronzes emerged from the sea, a probe into a third ancient statue thought to have gone missing at the time is gathering pace.

Prosecutors, investigating the claims of local art sleuth Giuseppe Bragho', say there is growing evidence that a third work of art was smuggled from the scene during the discovery. Bragho', an expert on his local Calabria region where the sensational bronzes appeared in , says he has "tracked down and photographed a series of documents that indicate an alarming scenario".

He says a third statue - "completely different from the other two" - as well as two shields and a lance, were seen lying on the seabed by the finder, scuba diver Stefano Mariottini.

Bragho' points to a statement made by Mariottini the day after he discovered the statues on 16 August In the statement, he refers to "a group of statues presumably of bronze" un gruppo di statue presumibilmente in bronzo. Original document signed by Mr Mariottini stating that: Parodied in an issue of Damage Control , which made She-Hulk look like a lunatic who thinks she's a comic book character.

Then again, she directly responded to the text captions pointing this out, so Does that make it a subverted parody? And in Marvel's short-lived Heroes for Hire series, Shulkie regularly got into arguments with the third-person narrator Capcom 3 , She-Hulk has special dialogue with Deadpool where she mentions how popular she was in the early 90's, as well as her own habit of breaking the fourth wall.

In another quote, she threatens to kick Deadpool's butt should there ever be a Marvel Vs. This is most likely part of the idea - also used to partially explain Deadpool - that Joker is so insane that he has become aware of things other characters have not. There is a theory floating around that the Joker has become so aware of his role in a comic book that the reason he has yet to kill Batman is because he knows that, if the hero of the book dies, the story and everything in it - villain most definitely included - stops existing.

Similarly, some have speculated that the reason he can be so casual about the gruesome crimes he commits is because he realizes the people he's hurting aren't real. So did Harley, once. Though she was mostly sane at the time In the movie , he talked to himself a few times, serving the same narrative purpose, but preserving the seriousness.

On the other hand, he sometimes did so while looking straight-ahead, 'coincidentally' right at the camera, sooo In The Dark Knight Saga , thanks to a single point-of-view shot, the Joker is the only one in the films to look right into the camera.

In an episode of Young Justice , Joker briefly grinned into the camera and said "Admit it, you can't look away. A throw-away villain in a Spider-Man story arc during the Brand New Day storyline Amazing featured a rather bizarre manifestation of this trope, including the ability to attack our hero through between panels, declaring itself to be 'beyond time.

Ambush Bug can interact with his writers and editors, walk between pages and panels of his book, and comment on the lives of other characters from an "out of universe" perspective.

One time Zatanna tries to cast a spell on him, and he asks why the words in her speech balloons are backwards. She bursts into tears.

Gorsky and Butch , a Salt and Pepper pair of policemen looking for the sense of their comic, often use this trope. On one occasion they found the plot of the comic scribbled on the wall of the authors' flat. Later, when asked why he hadn't simply read the ending to solve the case, Gorsky responded that he couldn't see it because his speech bubble was in the way.

Like everything regarding her, Squirrel Girl is a goofy example of this trope. While she never breaks the fourth wall during the issues themselves, she does it during the first pages of every issue she's starred in. Now that isn't that unique since lots of characters break the fourth wall during the recap pages, but she justifies it by stating that she is only allowed to break the fourth wall during the recap pages.

Some of her first pages breaking the fourth wall issues has direct importance towards the plot of said issue. It was used for the last time in the comics , and most depressingly, in Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? Actually, it was used at least once more. In Superman , the last issue before the relaunch, the final panel gives a nod to Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? Animal Man becomes aware of his status as a comic book character and discusses this in a conversation with his writer towards the end of Grant Morrison 's run on the series.

Freelance Police , in every medium they've been in; comics, cartoons, and video games. A rare in-universe in-universe example: In the Fables spinoff, Jack Of Fables , the title character Jack has been shown to be aware of the audience, both in recaps, and normal panels. This is because he is half-Literal; Literals, are, in essence, "authors" of reality.

DC Comics Earth-2 Lex Luthor and Superboy have both become aware of the real world, threatening 'us' on seperate occasions. Superboy-Prime is from our real world, and has gone so far as to blame DC for ruining his life, because they wrote the comic books where he's such a villain— and his friends and family read them.

The Crime Syndicate of America aren't aware of the fact that they live in a comic book, but do realize that some unseen entity is constantly preventing them from triumphing over the Justice League. One of the realities she planned to destroy was the real world, presented as a person reading one of the 'Crusade' issues. Later, the 'real' world is seen bursting into flames but it proves only to be a telepathic illusion.

Katy Keene covers would do this. One had Sis even trying to draw the rest of Katy's dress. In the th issue of Marvel Comics What If? Sinister to recover artifacts that will grant Sinister significant power.

Rogue ends up discovering what Gambit and Mr. Sinister have been hiding, and in the end is shown sitting in a pile of X-Men comic books, which Mr. Sinister had been collecting to gain outside knowledge of the events within the X-characters world and lives. In the second story if the issue as well titled "There's No Place Where You Sleep And Keep All Of Your Stuff aka Earth-Fantastic Voyage", though not quite as straight to the throat as the previous, we find Sue Storm in a parody world of both the F4 comic itself and The Wizard of Oz , and as this world's variant of the Watcher is instructing Sue to follow the "yellowish" road, he insists she hurry as the story is only ten pages long.

Delirium of the Endless from The Sandman seems to be vaguely aware that she is in some kind of story. In chapter five of "Brief Lives" she tells Dream "I did that. What you just did. In the beginning" after Dream makes a strip club bouncer believe something just by telling him. This is a call back to chapter one when she pulled the same trick on a different bouncer. But why would she, a non-ending being who's existed since the dawn of the universe refer to something so recent as "the beginning"?

She's talking about the beginning of the story arc. The Purple Man is a dark example of this in Alias , a psychopath with mind-control powers who is fully aware that he's in a comic book. Like Deadpool, nobody takes these statements seriously due to his insanity. Jessica Jones is simply shown to be baffled when he tries to explain to her that she lives in a comic book.

Doesn't this comic have any standards? I think you mean " To Be Continued. Weird things are starting to happen! It's evident that another Jan comic begins! Played straight for one character and subverted for another in an early Bloom County strip , Opus runs into Pac-Man in a bar, who is complaining about the pointlessness of all this eatin' and runnin' while being chased by one's ghosts in this crazy maze-like world.

At the end, he violently shakes Opus, asking for him to put it in context as a metaphor; when Opus says, "A video game? Little Nemo in Slumberland: In one installment , Nemo, Flip and Imp are so hungry that they begin tearing off lines from their comic panels and knocking down letters from the Little Nemo In Slumberland logo, eating them. Nemo worries that this will upset the artist but Flip maintains that it will teach the person who draws them a lesson.

When Flip asks what's in the letters they're eating nemo replies that it's printer's ink as far as he knows. A later strip involves all the scenery and objects in the comic suddenly and gradually disappearing including the floor. Nemo is left struggling to keep his footing on the panel borders before getting tangled up in them. Look what the artist has done to me! The Series - Yes, this fanfic has its own page now. The aptly named Code: Omake to Aeon Natum Engel has Rei having this.

It gets messy when in the Nobody Dies crossover she meets Terrifying! There is a brilliant ATLA fanfic in which the original Gaang, after seeing the live-action adaptation, travel to the movie world and fix all the problems. Clearly we are all stuck in some fanfic parody with no real logical basis to it at all. Try to be careful about breaking the fourth wall around Zuko, okay? He doesn't know, and it tends to freak him out a little. So I'll chalk it up to happening because the plot says so. In it, the gang is beamed into a video game based on their adventures and run into the player character versions of themselves.

Their digital doubles are not only aware of their lives as game characters, but also aware of the repetitious nature of their existence. They know it'll all start over again once the game is beaten. As such, when they got to the last level - a reconstruction of their hometown of Coolsville - they found where the monsters lived, where the goal was and stayed away to build a life for themselves there. This may be why the game's creator stated he was unable to finish the game. The virtual characters may have sabotaged him to keep the game from starting over.

Ultimately, they do end up helping the originals finish the game in order to get out. The Three Musketeers does this when Captain Pete finishes his Villain Song - as he sings the final triumphant note, the orchestral accompaniment disappears. He looks around bewildered and asks, "Why'd the music stop?

Pete seems to be aware of the fanfare, and says the third time, "That little ditty's starting to grow on me. At the end of Shrek , the heroic ogre palms the camera's lens for privacy before kissing ogre-Fiona. She then remarks that it's Francesca's own fault for "thinking out loud. In The Muppet Movie , Kermit would explain his situation to other characters he had just met by giving them a copy of the script.

The Great Muppet Caper also has many Medium Awareness moments, beginning with the main characters watching and commenting on the opening credits, and continuing with numerous self-aware comments: What are you doing here?

A very brief cameo. Wait a second, I'm not supposed to lose Let me see the script. Studio too cheap to pay Brendan Fraser. You know, like a female porn star wears. The Thursday Next books have the books footnotes heard by characters, and used as a contact network.

The characters from the BookWorld are very impressed by Thursday's ability to know who's talking even when there's no character tags. This is merely the tip of a iceberg of metatextual fun. The Terry Pratchett book Only You Can Save Mankind has aliens in a computer game who seek safety from ruthless humans the players, blasting them away with careless abandon beyond "the barrier".

The barrier turns out to be an enormous "Game Over" sign. Their environment itself was effected by how aware of the genre trappings the person was. Johnny, whose imagination tends to towards friendly aliens sees them and their ships as non-hostile. Kirsty, who's seen movies and " knows how these things should go " sees the ship's corridors as slime-covered dungeons and the aliens as slavering, razor-toothed monsters. When they hear an alien coming and discover that instead of an armed guard, it's a small and friendly tea-lady, Kirsty complains that Johnny's doing it wrong.

For starters, Chicken Licken finds out that it's not the sky that's falling, it's the table of contents. Rule of Funny since none of the book's pages are even numbered. Sometimes, the characters of Robert Rankin 's Armageddon The Musical series realize that they are in a film. Even though it's a series of books. The final one even had film credits! Other times, they know that they are in a book. After a major sex scene, the characters involved are annoyed that the entire scene was simply whited out.

Some of the characters taunt each other by saying that, if they make fun of the plot, they'll just simply be removed. Characters complaining about a Running Gag has even become a Running Gag "I hope that's not going to be a running gag. At various points in Spike Milligan 's novel Puckoon , the character Dan Milligan objects to The Author's treatment of him, resulting in a series of very funny Medium Awareness gags.

They are also aware that they do not know what their role in said fairy tale is, which inspires due caution. There were a hundred dead princes on the thorns outside Sleeping Beauty 's castle, and I'm sure many of them were splendid fellows.

You two WILL fall in love but separate because society will never accept you, your baby will turn out fine thanks to the fact fiction is, well, fiction and you two will go on to live your own happy lives while carrying a torch for each other 'til the day you both die.

Look, this talk is all getting very complicated, and we've got a real problem to deal with here. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Will Smith 's character describes another character to Carlton as "The dude who be spinning me over his head in the opening credits" The episode above ended with Will deciding to stay in Philadelphia. The following episode started with him being kidnapped. Will seems to know the men and asks why they're kidnapping him. The kidnappers respond by saying the show couldn't be called "The Fresh Prince of Philadelphia.

Another episode's Cold Open involved Uncle Phil lecturing his children on how they didn't have to worry about money. As they leave the room, Smith says to the audience, "We so rich, why we can't afford no ceiling? Even more amusing, Jazz first asked "Who's playing the mom this year? The season prior, after the actress switch, Jazz told Vivian that she looked different ever since she had the baby.

Will responds with an Aside Glance. In yet another episode, Will convinces Carlton that one of his pranks has resulted in Will killing a woman, which results in Carlton hysterically running through every set of the episode and finally into the studio audience.

In the show, it's played off as him being unable to tell life and TV apart and being a general oddball. However, his comments seem to be just too spot-on sometimes. In one episode, Jeff asks him to stop continually referencing how things they do adhere to TV tropes. I can lay low for an episode. Played for Drama in "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas". To us, Abed is seeing what we're seeing: To his friends, Abed is having a mental breakdown. In the season 1 finale, Abed refuses to let Troy move in with him because it will make them Jump The Shark.

Troy is offended, since he thought that was Happy Days' best episode. In the series 2 finale he pointed out that the show was heading into a Star Wars motif, saying he's disappointed it took so long. A rare non-Abed example, at the end of the series 2 Dungeons And dragons episode the narrator was revealed to be the college cleaning lady, who addresses the camera and says goodnight to the audience. This is Abed's role in the S5 episode "G. And then there's S5's episode "Basic Story" where Abed's Medium Awareness nearly causes him to go insane as he tries to keep the story - and thus the show - from ending.

In the second half, "Basic Sandwich" there's even a Leaning on the Fourth Wall moment when he does an Aside Glance to the viewer, causing Annie to wonder who he was looking at.

Green Acres liked this trope: In at least one episode the opening credits were painted on the furniture in the main characters' farmhouse. In another, while both lying in bed, Lisa asks Oliver, "Who are [names of two people featured in the opening credits]? I just had a dream where their names were floating above us. Ziffel waits at Mr Douglas' house while the credits appear behind him, only for them to disappear when he turns around. Ziffel manages to turn around on time, he says, "Gotcha!

Douglas appears and asks, "Got what? In one episode, Oliver listened to a recording of himself and murmured in astonishment, "Is that a fife? Law , shouts, "Close the trunk! An episode of The Facts of Life featured Tootie trying to sneak up on a Serial Killer , only to complain that the loud ominous music was spoiling her stealth. It was All Just a Dream. They suddenly realize the big reveal of the plot and suddenly, and without irony, sing along with the replayed cue, "Dum-Dum-De-Dum!

The characters begin waiting for it it to happen and are freaked out by it. One episode of Growing Pains used a similar joke. Mike was explaining something through Flashbacks. When he doesn't immediately continue his story at one point, Maggie asks him what's wrong, and he replies, "I'm waiting for the ripple! The break itself wouldn't start until a character triggered it by touching the light.

For further redundancy, the Magic Voice would count down until the start of each episode's first Commercial Sign. This was dropped in later seasons. It was later revealed by Joel Hodgson that the Mads were taping the events of the series and selling them to Comedy Central. Thus, it is entirely possible that the series events are broadcast live in-universe, and Commercial Sign is simply the necessary extension of this. Tuesday is when Buffy aired on UPN. In the same episode Anya comments on their number in the apartment, saying "It was like we were being watched.

Like there was a wall missing from our apartment. Like there were only three walls, and not a fourth wall. It must be May! In the Doctor Who episode "Forest Of The Dead", when Donna is trapped in a computer simulation of ordinary life, she experiences the usual TV-style jump-cuts between scenes as gaps in her memory.

At first she's confused and her therapist Dr. Moon has to tell her what happened during the parts we didn't see. Later on she starts filling in the gaps herself: Though, to be honest, the series has had several bizarre affairs with this trope. A perfect example comes up in The Caves of Androzani, where the Doctor dies of an exotic poison and regenerates into his sixth incarnation played by Colin Baker , and then proceeds to explain what happened by turning to the camera with a bizarre smirk on his face and explaining "Change And by the looks of it, not a moment too soon.

In the episode "Blink", the behavior of the angels — who can move with blinding speed but are "quantum locked" in stone when anybody looks at them — only makes sense when you realize that the camera counts as an observer. When the audience sees them, they're frozen, even if nobody else is looking at them.

Until season five, when in the episode "Flesh and Stone" the camera shows the angels slowly realizing that a blindfolded character can't actually see them. The resulting scene of the supposedly solid statues turning their heads to look at Amy definitely qualifies as terrifying.

Don't forget, those Angels moved very slowly As with the Buffy example above, the Doctor asks a passing milkman in "The Stolen Earth" what day it is. The Doctor responds with "Saturday. Similarly, there is one at the end of the interactive game "Attack of the Graske" that gives a nod to ITV. The Eleventh Doctor is also a big fan of Saturdays, calling them "Big temporal tipping points where anything could happen!

This fits in with the more timey-wimey nature of new showrunner Steven Moffat's stories. Boston Legal plays with this trope at least once or twice per episode. He's sung the theme song twice , after all. The characters of The Basil Brush Show seem to be well aware that they are in a television programme and often reference this.

The Monkees did this frequently. Many episodes contain references to the fact that they are characters in a TV show. In the season 2 finale of House , House goes from a hallway shot directly to a stairwell shot, and then stops, looks at the stairwell, and mentions that he has no idea how he appeared in the stairwell. To viewers, it's a scene jump. In the "Society for Putting Things on top of Other Things" sketch, the characters are aware when the recording medium changes from video inside the building to film any shots taken from outside: How did that happen?

He turns round and disappears into the building again. He reappears through door, crosses set and goes out through another door. He turns and disappears through the door again.

Cut to him inside the building. He crosses to a window and looks out, then turns and says I have bad news. This room is surrounded by film. Several members run to window and look out. Cut to film of them looking out of a window. Namely, simply ending every bleeding sketch by having a policeman come in and.. The hand of a fourth policeman then enters frame to seize the third policeman by the shoulder. Normally we try and avoid these little pauses.

Only dramatically he's gone down to the basement, you see. Actually what happens is he just goes off there, off-camera, and just waits there so it looks as though he's gone down to the basement. Actually, I think he's rather overdoing it. I wish they wouldn't do that! It's the passage of time, Rick. Oh look, here comes the postman.

Vyvyan, why do you keep telling us what's just about to happen? We're on a small set, Michael. There isn't any room for a long shot. Look how flimsy this chair is! Actually that's a trick chair that Rick was supposed to get hit in the back with in the next scene. Well, those were some exciting products. Let's all think about buying some of those. Look, are you about done with this flashback?

You know it seems like every week a whole new set of problems would spring up over night, except for the summer, where nothing would happen for months at a time.

That sounds like something out of science fiction. Shawn, that was a cartoon, time was compressed , we're real, we're in real time. You see a television show can cover many days in only one half-hour program. All three brothers look behind them and straight at the camera, which pans backwards. In Leonard Cohen 's "Hallelujah," the chord progression follows the lyric "it goes like this, the fourth, the fifth, the minor fall, and the major lift": C, F, G, A minor, F.

I write the same old song with a few new lines And everybody wants to cheer it I write the same old song you heard a good few times Admit you really want to hear it'.

This occurs to some degree in almost all modern pinballs. Characters in the game will directly address the player about key targets or opportunities "Get the extra ball! He should be playing this game! I can feel the power!

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