The film remains entirely of a piece with the author's universe in the way it continually deglamorizes
and demystifies the task of intelligence gathering.
This year the hugely popular Vilma Santos deglamorizes
herself as a bit actor in "Ekstra".
Synthesizing elements not only of the previous two generations of the multiplex film but also, more generally, of the hat-ke and Bollywood filmic styles, SDR employs certain elements of the Bollywood formula--for instance, the song and dance sequence--even as it updates or deglamorizes
While Adbusters' campaign deglamorizes
mediated bodies by linking them to disordered eating behaviors, the lifestyle movement uses these imagetexts to normalize and even celebrate disordered eating.
Counteradvertising could play a more significant role in contributing to a social climate that deglamorizes
consumption and popularizes abstinence.
For one, there's the much-anticipated indie-cinema debut of Vilma Santos via Jeffrey Jeturian's "Ekstra," in which the veteran performer, perhaps the most commercially and critically successful Filipino actress of all time, deglamorizes
herself to play-what else?