Self reflective and Self aware - Postmodernism

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Published on February 25, 2014

Author: missgillies


TODAYS DEFINITION “For Linda Hutcheon, the postmodern is much more an artistic style, recognisable by its self reflexivity and irony, especially in its relations to the practices and objects of the surrounding culture and the cultural past. Postmodern work often takes the form of parody, which has a highly divided and ambivalent relation to its objects of imitation” - M Fortier

PRACTICES Ways of doing things  Traditional narratives in film  Character Types  Codes and Conventions  Technical practices  Props, costumes etc A self reflective text will challenge these ways of doing things

POSTMODERN SELF-AWARENESS Texts are self-aware – it mentions itself, questions itself, it says what it is… The boundary between audience and text is broken Postmodern is METATEXTUAL

SURROUNDING CULTURE Acknowledging the social/culture background in which the text is produced Often making ‘fun’ of that context Can make serious comment on the issues in society Talks about current issues

CULTURAL PAST Human history Past texts Can be critical of itself and its form

DRAWS ATTENTION TO THE CONSTRUCTED NATURE OF THE TEXT Direct Address to camera Seeing the means of construction (cameras, obtuse editing, jump cuts,) Characters drawing attention to plot holes Scream excerpt from 52:31 Referencing the media itself – The Simpsons and Fox Network, Use of ‘CNN’

YOUR TASK • Create a powerpoint using clips or images the internet • Find another example for each point in the slide show that is in orange. • Then next to or underneath it, explain how it is self-reflective or self-aware in this way…

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