Postmodern Hollywood: What's New in Film and Why It Makes Us Feel So Strange

Postmodern Hollywood: What's New in Film and Why It Makes Us Feel So Strange

M. Keith Booker

Postmodernism is key to American tradition this present day. we will see its manifestations on billboards and on tv; we will pay attention its tone at the radio and in daily dialog; and we will even feel its outlook in how we are living our lives. This quantity offers an obtainable and short precis of postmodernism, specially because it relates to American cinema-one of the crucial avid gamers and top lighting within the improvement of this cultural angle. 4 specified sections examine postmodernist fragmentation, musical use, and pastiches of past tv indicates and cinematic genres in such motion pictures as Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, David Lynch's Mulholland Drive, and Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette.

Discussions of the phenomenon of postmodernism have verified yes features which are usual of postmodernist tradition. those features contain formal fragmentation, a bent towards a selected form of nostalgia, and using fabrics and types borrowed from earlier movies and different cultural items. This quantity provides a quick precis of the features that experience regularly been linked to postmodernism, specifically as they pertain to movie. It illustrates these features with discussions of a large choice of yankee movies of the prior thirty years, noting how these movies perform the phenomenon of postmodernism. Emphasis is on well known, advertisement movies, instead of the extra esoteric, experimental items that experience occasionally been linked to postmodern film.

Booker's paintings includes designated discussions of a wide selection of yankee films―including classics like Sullivan's Travels and The final photo Show, and up to date successes equivalent to Scream, usual Born Killers, souvenir, Moulin Rouge, and Fight Club―noting how those movies perform the phenomenon of postmodernism, and the way they've got helped to form its present form.

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