slice of life

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slice of life

A realistic portrayal of life in a film, play, or other artistic medium. I heard that play is a slice of life about a youth struggling with depression.
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a ˌslice of ˈlife

a story, play or film/movie that shows aspects of ordinary life: In this book Dickens shows us a slice of nineteenth-century London life.
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Fritzsche stresses that such newspapers tended to ignore the harsh realities of social problems in favor of slices of life drawn from the busy city, and they preferred to evoke the ephemeral encounters and the inexhaustible diversity of city people rather than to engage in social analysis.
His novel Buckingham Palace, District Six (1986) presents slices of life in a Cape Town district.
Slices of life about prostitution ("Arrested"), incest ("Basement Home") and urban decay ("Silver Manhattan") are songs in which you can smell the time and place.
With so many slices of life represented, each performance program met with varying success.
The slices of life that Paradeis presents are so devoid of context that provocative images remain largely unexplicated.
Moreover, Stone was understandably unable to restrain himself from commenting on these eighteenth-century slices of life.
Or listen to odd slices of life in podcasts like "fear" and "The Dog on My Balcony.
It's all about Angelenos and their neighbors, talking to the camera or an unseen interviewer about their microcosmic slices of life - a Los Feliz barbershop and its customers reliving the glory days of swing, the participants talking about a traditional Armenian wedding in Glendale and Scientology followers praising their touch healing methods.
Consider: Bird-watching, horseback riding, hiking, kayaking, riding personal watercraft, windsurfing, touring botanical gardens, viewing cave paintings, absorbing slices of life on every corner - from kids' birthday parties to dining on goat served in a private home - and speeding on all-terrain vehicles to lagoons and springs one would hardly expect to find in the desert.
In addition, servicemembers and families share slices of life on duty or on the home front, covering good news and intensely personal stories that may not make the headlines.
Beginning to debut on April 14, the six new hilarious commercials, as well as interactive, Promotions, and PR events capture slices of life as re-enacted by Snapple bottles.
Beginning to debut on April 14, the six new hilarious commercials, as well as interactive, Promotions and PR events capture slices of life as re-enacted by Snapple bottles.