Thursday, 13 January 2011
What Is Intertextuality
Intertextuality is when films borrow scenes from each other. Many movies we now see have scenes from other old movies. We don’t stop and think about it but if we did we can relate scenes from movies to others. For example in step father were he falls in the shower, the part where there is a close up of the shower ripping of is pretty much exactly the same as the famous movie psycho. Also when he reaches out to the shower curtain, the same thing happens in psycho. Even the fact this death scene was shot in the shower is intertextuality.
In step father he uses a certain type of kitchen knife. This type of kitchen knife is used in a lot of movies. And psycho is the perfect example.