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'creating' beauty

Has anyone seen this short film by Dove? To quote the website, it "explores how the 'effortless' beauty we see on billboards is actually created."

I thought it was especially interesting how, in addition to fixing the lighting, hair, and make-up, they use computer graphics to change her appearance. It shows how they make her eyes bigger, cheek bones higher, and even her neck longer.

It makes me wonder, how can our society buy in to this kind of fabricated beauty ideal? How dumb are we, that we fall for this?


Tue. Oct 17, 6:58pm

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006, 8:52 PM

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Great post! Thanks!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006, 8:06 AM

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That's a real eye-opener. Thanks for sharing!!!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006, 10:39 AM

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did you really not think that the people you see in commercials spent hours getting ready? this is interesting, but certainly not eye-opening for me...i heard that Dove was going to put this on tv as an ad...

Wednesday, October 18, 2006, 10:56 AM

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Of course I knew that they take a lot of time to get beautiful, but it's a totally different thing when you actually see it happening.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006, 1:54 PM

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