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Postmodernism CinemaNew HollywoodFilm Foundation Degree1

Postmodernism Ideas2Postmodern Ideas Elevates popular cultureState of simulacrum: Media and reality distinctions is blurred Big brother. Society defined by images and representation

Hyperreality is an inability of consciousness to distinguish reality from a simulation of reality, especially in technologically advanced postmodern societies. Hyperreality is seen as a condition in which what is real and what is fiction are seamlessly blended together so that there is no clear distinction between where one ends and the other begins.[3Postmodern Ideas

No longer anything new to produce or distribute: recycling culture Feelings or alienation, insecurity, uncertaintiesSociety of the spectacle Three minute culture - MTVSense of reality dominated by popular media images

4What does it mean for film studies?Range of ways of thinking about a filmCan be used to analyse film style and productionAdvent of a postmodern aesthethic in film

Lego Movie Trailer5Postmodernist film style

Kill Bill trailerIntertextuality Fragmentation of linear narrative hybridity Blending high art and popular culture Parody Pastiche Irony Bricolage Surface style metafiction

6Intertextuality

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The Scream (1893), Edward Munch 8

The Persistent to Time (1931), Salavdor Dali9IntertextualityThe multiple ways in which a text is entangled with or contains references to other texts

10IntertextualityBorrowing and transformation of a prior text on to another Relies on the audience's understanding of media texts and pop culture to make a new meaning Parody and pastiche are examples of intertextuality

11What is the difference between parody and pastiche?12IntertextualityParodyPastiche

13IntertextualityParodyImitation of another work, artist, or period often with satirical event

. an artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist, or period

14IntertextualityPasticheUses imitation as a form of flattery rather than mockery and from plagiarism in its lack of deceptive intent

. an artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist, or period

15ParodyPasticheImitates the characteristic style of an author or a work for comic effect or ridiculeUses imitation as a form of tribute rather than mockeryIntertextuality16Analyse and compare the intertextuality of thetrailers Scary Movie and Kill Bill.

Parody or Pastiche?17

Parody or Pastiche?Scary Movie trailerKill Bill trailer18ParodyFamiliarity with a formula plot, conventions and characters. Violate genre expectations Incorporate plot, characters and conventions of dozens of films

Scary Movie trailer19PasticheMixing and blurring of conventions and boundaries. Pays tribute to (imitating ) numerous genres: pulp novels, blaxploitation, grind house, kung fu and western films

Kill Bill trailer. A text that is made up of elements borrowed from other texts

20Discussion: Pastiche controversial?Viewpoint 1Pastiche is just recycling of art thought of - and that it lacks creativity.

Viewpoint 2 Pastiche has a distinct purpose to put old and new things together to create.

21Assembling artifacts from bits and pieces of other things

Genre Cross-overRecycling old formsMixing high and low culture (kitsch)

'Punks' with their bondage gear and use of swastikas were eclectic as they took clothes associated with different class positions or work functions and converted them into fashion statements 'empty' of their original meanings22Look at the following images. Bricolage? Why?

80sPunks

'Punks' with their bondage gear and use of swastikas were eclectic as they took clothes associated with different class positions or work functions and converted them into fashion statements 'empty' of their original meanings2490s Fashion

'Punks' with their bondage gear and use of swastikas were eclectic as they took clothes associated with different class positions or work functions and converted them into fashion statements 'empty' of their original meanings25

2000s Lady Gaga'Punks' with their bondage gear and use of swastikas were eclectic as they took clothes associated with different class positions or work functions and converted them into fashion statements 'empty' of their original meanings26In what era is the film in set? Look at costume and production design

Amelie trailerAmelies trailer27Kill Bill clip

Kill Bill scene28

Something heterogeneous - from more than one source - in origin or composition

In one word29HyperrealityTechnologically created realities are often more authentic or desirable than the real world. Reality and fiction are blended together no distinction

"Consumer group comes down on Penelopes lashes"30Hyperreality"The simulation of something which never really existed." (Baudrillard)

"The authentic fake." (Eco)

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Las Vegas

Interacting in a hyperreal place like a Las Vegas casino gives the subject the impression that he is walking through a fantasy world where everyone is playing. The decor isn't authentic, everything is a copy, and the whole thing feels like a dream. What isn't a dream, of course, is that the casino takes your money, which you are more apt to give them when your consciousness doesn't really understand what's going on. In other words, although you may intellectually understand what happens at a casino, your consciousness thinks that gambling money in the casino is part of the "not real" world. It is in the interest of the decorators to emphasise that everything is fake, to make the entire experience seem fake.

32Other examples of hyperreality...Wild ice zest berry flavor that doesnt exist A plastic Christmas tree, more real than the real oneAlmost all video games

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Illustrate hyperreality in cinema and explainInception infinite steps Truman Shop final scene 34Complete this presentation. Research the following postmodernism concepts and use examples to illustrate your points:Self-reflectiveness / self-referentiality & metafictionAltered statesFlattening of affectMore human than humanTime bending

35 Self-reflectiveness / self referentiality & metafiction36Altered states37Flattening of affect38More human than human39Time Bending

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