Postmodernism in Film

Postmodernism in Film



there's some deliberation over how post-modernism relates to film some believe it's a time frame as in anything created after the modernist phase of film others believe that it's a specific style however to understand post-modernism firstly we have to understand what modernism was modernism was interesting grams and meta-narratives of history in nature if there he suggested that everything happens for intrinsic purposes which all add up to one overall meaning of life the theory came about after World War one when society saw the development of modern industry and rapid growth of cities the rich grew richer and the poor grew poorer hierarchies rose higher and society was taught to conform to consumerism the nuclear family and the idea of working hard to achieve success post-modernism undermines all of this theories instead the movement is interested in contradiction fragmentation and instability often it suggests any derived meanings and significant is simply wise like I mentioned earlier assembly post-modernism to be a specific style of filmmaking we often related to comedic company Linux films nonetheless this isn't always true I said I love the Smiths you could hear very smooth due to its nonlinear narrative style on its celebration of popular music 500 days of summer also fits into a postmodernist category in the expectations vs. reality scene the film shows the truth behind relationships here by calling out all the unrealistic ideals created by romantic films today individuals may create postmodern film through the use of intertextuality self referentiality and parody intertextuality is a reference to of the text within a film the scary movie franchise is a parody of horror films which is almost entirely made up of intertextuality do you like scary movies what's your favorite another way into textuality is used in the film is by taking the storyline from a classic novel or play and turning it into a more modern film this is using many rom-coms for example clueless takes of Jane Austen's Emma and 10 Things I Hate About You takes Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew self referentiality is when a film challenges the audience and suspension of disbelief this can be done by breaking the fourth wall like you first Bueller's Day Off by muffling the conventions of film like in Wayne's World I will not bother anybody or through acknowledging that the film is fictional entirely like in Blazing Saddles when the action breaks through to the next da studio hey boys look what I got yeah we're at a white women at Blazing Saddles is also an extremely brilliant example of a parody which is the third strand of postmodern technique in film parody films hit the conventions of gender race class genre and time and flipped them on the head – hilarious outcomes he has arrived yeah but I found John of the Dead parodies human ignorance and also the zombie apocalypse on Young Frankenstein parodies Mary Shelley's classic novel and Monty Python parodies well everything from history to religion to politics to the grand narrative itself helping us remember that post-modernism isn't just for the cynical always look on the bright side of life thanks for watching always look on the light side of law you

7 thoughts on “Postmodernism in Film

  1. Hi! I really watching the video. I  had some hard time listening to the actual content due to background music. Could you please send me a script for this video? If you have one? Thank you! It's         [email protected]

  2. Great job ! Thank you ! My English is not that good, so it was a little bit hard for me to follow but it's excellent. Could you maybe write the essential ideas of the video, I mean the caracteristics of postmodernism in film. So for exemple: Parody, intertextuality, referenciality, questionning the "grands récits" (Lyotard)…what else ?

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