Pastiche Self-referential, tongue-in-cheek, rehashes of classic pop culture
Flattening
Technology, violence, drugs, and ...
Altered States
Videodrome - Sleazy cable TV operator's hallucinogenic nightmare of the "new flesh":
merging of televisio...
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POSTMODERN FILMS

POSTMODERN FILMS
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Transcripts - POSTMODERN FILMS

  • 1. Pastiche Self-referential, tongue-in-cheek, rehashes of classic pop culture Flattening Technology, violence, drugs, and the media lead to detached, of Affect emotionless, unauthentic lives Hyperreali ty Technologically created realities are often more authentic or desirable than the real world Time Bending Time travel provides another way to shape reality and play "what if" games with society Altered States Drugs, mental illness and technology provide a dark, often psychedelic, gateway to new internal realities More Human than Human Artificial intelligence, robotics, and cybernetics seek to enhance, or replace, humanity Pastiche Pulp Fiction - Quirky tribute to old Hollywood crime dramas and "Pulp" magazines, filled with numerous pop culture references Scream - A postmodern slasher movie, where the killer and his victims knowingly play out the clichéd plots of classic horror films Scary Movie - Low brow, third order simulacra, is a pastiche of other pastiches (Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer) Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Tongue-in-cheek horror/comedy that follows a suburban high school student and vampire hunter Austin Powers - Mock Bond film pays homage to the popular culture of the Swinging 60's, British Invasion, and ridiculous Spy flicks Flattening of Affect 2001 - A Space Odyssey - Sci-Fi space tale where the ship's computer (HAL) shows more emotion than the machine-like human crew A Clockwork Orange - A dystopian examination of ultra-violence, social conditioning, free will, and post-industrial alienation Fight Club - Violent and schizophrenic tale of a man and his underground society, full of plot twists, ironies, and anarchy Apocalypse Now - Classic movie where the horrors of war lead to detachment and insanity Hyperreality The Matrix Trilogy - Cyberpunk twist where the world is in fact a simulated prison for humanity run by intelligent machine agents Kick-Ass - Comic book geeks turned vigilantes make their superhero fantasies a bloody reality in this dark action-comedy Inception - A team of con-men and architects loses touch with reality as they delve ever deeper into their targets' dreams Time Bending 12 Monkeys - A man is forced to travel through time to find the reason for humanity's near extinction by a deadly virus Paycheck - Scientist investigates why he turned down a $90M paycheck for a self-addressed envelope he doesn't remember sending Dark City - A retro-futuristic setting where mysterious beings bend space and time to test the limits of humanity Donnie Darko - Cult classic about a troubled teenager and his attempt to save the world, covers topics like time travel and free will
  • 2. Altered States Videodrome - Sleazy cable TV operator's hallucinogenic nightmare of the "new flesh": merging of television with the human body Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - The drug-fueled chronicles of a journalist's hallucinogenic search for the American Dream Naked Lunch - Fusion of Burrough's novel and his own life, follows a junkie author through his paranoid and Kafkaesque experiences A Beautiful Mind - Anti-social and schizoprenic genius John Nash battles back from a reality of his own creation More Human than Human Blade Runner - Simulacra-focused movie follows an android hunter who himself may be one of the "more human than human" copies Robocop - A cybernetically enhanced cop seeks to regain his identity in a dystopian future driven by capitalism and the mass media Wall-E - Redemption comes from a garbage robot in its quest for love after technology wastes away earth and all of mankind Avatar - Crippled Marine dons "new flesh" and regains his humanity among an indigenous alien population he was sent to eradicate

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