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26 thoughts on “Intertextuality: Hollywood's New Currency

  1. Rogue one was the exception, it used almost none if not any, weaponized intertextuality, à part fro, the world itself, the ships and such

  2. There's a total copycat youtuber, that has the whole vibe as Nerdwriter and everything, who covered this topic recently. hmmm.

  3. I CLAPPED! I CLAPPED WHEN I SAW A THING I RECOGNIZED! I DON'T REMEMBER ANYTHING ABOUT THE STORY OR CHARACTERS, BUT I SAW A FAMILIAR IMAGE SO I CLAPPED!

  4. Wow, this was a waste of my time. Seems the trend of late is finding things to make mountains out of molehills.

    Next!

  5. The problem is the "weaponized" intertext has become lazy and overly prevalent. Used right, it can provide an homage in rebooting a franchise, asserting that new creators understand their source material. When used right, I think it should respectfully highlight an area of growth for a franchise.

    A prime example in my mind is season one of star trek tng. As the new crew of the enterprise portrayed new stories and a new style, some women in the background were wearing the glorified cheerleaders uniforms of the original series. This paid a bit of homage to the old way, while saying "we've grown up from this." A legacy of misogyny has continued to haunt the series, but this particular juxtaposition highlighted that the series had made some real mistakes in its initial iteration which were being corrected.

    At least this is how I read it. The problem of late is that intertext seems to be the only tool available is intertext as inside joke. Intertext highlights similarities rather than growth.

  6. I have another example, that scene in batman dark knight rises near the end when the receptionist complimented John Blake’s (Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character) full name, which was Robin John Blake.

  7. Zhe Sauron thing in the Hobbit was probably just to stretch a small novel into three 3h-epics

  8. Well if it's being used for a purpose to evoke anything particular I would assume it's being used to evoke familiarity and if they're lucky maybe even nostalgia

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