Friday, 12 September 2014

Postmodernism Notes

Postmodernism - Characterized by the self conscious use of the earlier styles and conventions, it's a mixing of different artistic style and media.

Experimental - Stage of genre attempts to establish trends.

Cannon- Stage works within those trends to dix them into our cultural understandings.

Post modern- Looks at trends

Post modern- Becomes new by referring to the old, invents by copying, humorous or terrifying and anyone can make it.

Homage - Imitation is the highest form of flattery.

Pastiche- Using the imagery of the one text to make comments about another.

Parody- Taking the mickey.

Examples of homage is "Smooth Criminal" and "Naughty Girl" following the film "Band Wagon".

An example of pastiche is Will Young's "Switch it on" which is a copy of Tony Scott's "Top Gun".

An example of a parody is "Predator the musical" where someone has made a song out of the lines in the predator movie.

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