Tuesday, 18 January 2011

what is intertextuality



intertextuality is the borrowing of scenes from film to film; for example one scene may have borrowed the thriller scene in the shower to be used in another film. This is greatly displayed in many modern movies which have related scenes from much older movies. This works effectively because us as viewers dont stop and think how we can relate those scenes to the older films. Another example is shown in 'Stepfather' when he falls into the shower where there was a close up then suddenly the shower curtain rips off, this is pretty much the same thing that happend in 'Psycho'. Also, in most thriller films we see the common scene of a character using a kitchen knife, as the film 'Psycho' uses this its a clear picture of intertextuality.



Aadam Suhotoo

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