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IDEA CHANNEL

Super Mario Brothers as Surrealist Art?

  • Aired: 03/14/2012
  • 02:19
  • Rating: NR
We all know the Mario Brothers. But have you ever stepped back and tried looking at those games from a fresh perspective? They're bananas! There are armored turtles who stand on their hind legs and steal princesses! There are bullets with FACES! We make a case for Mario's inclusion into a canon of art wider than "Video Game": we think Mario is a piece of surrealist art.
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Idea Channel examines Super Mario Brothers in a new light: as a surrealist work of art.
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