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Fragmentation is a key trope of Postmodernism.

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Transcript of Fragmentation is a key trope of Postmodernism.

Intertextuality
Intertextuality is the theory that a text has been influenced and shaped by texts that have been made before it.


Fragmentation of
Narrative

What is a fragmented
Narrative?
Fragmentation of
genre
Fragmentation is a key Element of Postmodernism.
Fragmentation is the combination of different elements to create something new.
How fragmentation affects
Genre and narrative throughout postmodernist films

What is Fragmentation?
What is postmodernism?
Fragmentation is an important aspect of Postmodernism. A whole and entire phenomenon on its own, the postmodernist movement began in the field of architecture but spread to art, literature, cinema, culture and philosophy in no time. According to writer James Morley, "postmodernism seeks to maintain elements of modern utility while returning to classical forms of the past." - James Morley (N/D)
http://www2.iath.virginia.edu/elab/hfl0242.html
http://www.examiner.com/article/fragmentation-and-postmodernism-i#_ftn1
In this presentation we will discuss..........
A late 20th century style and concept in the art arts, architecture and criticism, which represents a departure from modernism and is characterized by the self-conscious use of earlier styles and conventions, a mixing of different artistic styles and media. -
Oxford English Dictionary

Fragmentation in genre is hugely popular within postmodern films, so much so, that it has become mainstream and has given way for the term Genre Hybrids.
“The process by which two or more genres combine to form a new genre or subgenre; or by which elements of two or more genres are combined in a single work”
- Duff, David. “Key Concepts.” Modern Genre Theory. Ed. David Duff. Harlow: Longman, 2000. x–xvi. Print.
This is achieved by the use of different stereotypes and key Iconography from separate genres.These elements are then spliced together, creating Genre Hybrids
http://trespassingjournal.com/?page_id=488
Cowboy Hat
Blue Light
Saloon
Pistol
Waistcoat
Metal
Bracelet
Wooden
Buildings
Dusty High Street
Action / Comedy hybrid
Tropic Thunder (2005)

Action Iconography
-
Guns
- Hughie
-Costume
-Jungle Setting
-Special effects, e.g explosions


Fragmented narratives jumble up the sequencing of a story, challenging the audience to piece together the different components of the story to make sense of it.

Samuel Hamilton 2001 - 2015
http://classroom.synonym.com/fragmented--narrative-3326.html
Noah Daniel Smith, June 1st 2012
http://www.miramax.com/subscript/pulp-fiction-chronological-order-graphic/
People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but *actually* from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint - it's more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly... time-y wimey... stuff.
S. Moffat 2007
Doctor Who: S3 E10
Is intertextuality fragmented?
Themes
-Fairytale
-Adventure
-Military History
-Tragedy
-Horror
Comedy Iconography

- Making fun if the stereotypes by
referencing cliche action films lines
such as, "I can't feel my legs" and
"cover me".
-Reference to
Platoon (
1986)
Stand off
Western
Frontier
Western / Sci Fi Hybrid
"Intertextuality is a concept often associated with postmodernism, more particularly with that sphere of postmodernism where literature
encounters critical theory."
Adolphe Haberer
http://www.academicjournals.org/article/article1381999246_Shakib.pdf

http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/postmodernism
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