Sunday, March 27, 2011

Examples of Postmodernism

What is Postmodernism?

Lyotard - Death to the Metanarratives

Moving away from Absolutes

Mixing High and Low Culture

Jameson - Pastiche

Powell describes pastiche as "a smorgasbord of quotations" (39). Here are some movies that embody that quote.

Jenkins uses the term ‘textual poaching' for fans that borrow ‘original’ content in order to create new fan content.

Skin Horse to Velveteen Rabbit – “Real isn’t how you are made. It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become real.”

Hence, the creation of Fan Content!

Baudrillard - Hyperrealism

Simulations can threaten what is real or imaginary

We know that the Blair Witch Project isn"t real but was manufactured to give off the image of being real. What about Catfish? Is it the same as the Blair Witch Project?

The embodiment of the Postmodernism: Pleasantville

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