By Kristina Tristram
Extras <ul><li>Extras is a British sitcom about extras working on film sets and in theatre.  </li></ul><ul><li>It was crea...
Postmodern <ul><li>It’s different to watching conventional TV because you see some actors playing exaggerated versions of ...
Postmodern <ul><li>It can be seen as postmodern in the way it deconstructs itself. It’s a comedy about an extra who become...
Bricolage <ul><li>The TV show is set in the present day but because the characters are in films, you see them dressed in o...
Intertextuality <ul><li>There is intertextuality when the celebrity actors talk about the films that they have been in and...
Postmodern <ul><li>It also comments on the celebrity obsessed culture. </li></ul><ul><li>The first episode of series 1 dra...
Ben Stiller <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzodHUN1B9k </li></ul><ul><li>This clip shows the (slightly exaggerated...
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Extras postmodern

  1. 1. By Kristina Tristram
  2. 2. Extras <ul><li>Extras is a British sitcom about extras working on film sets and in theatre. </li></ul><ul><li>It was created, written, and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, both who also star in it. Ricky Gervais plays Andy Millman, and the show is basically about him rising to fame. </li></ul><ul><li>Each episode has at least one guest star; a television or film celebrity, who play what Gervais and Merchant have referred to as exaggerated versions of themselves. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Postmodern <ul><li>It’s different to watching conventional TV because you see some actors playing exaggerated versions of themselves and you are watching the characters on set of making films/TV programmes that they are going to be in. </li></ul><ul><li>You see some of the film that they are staring in but then it cuts to show the cast and crew on set, taking away that realism of the film. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Postmodern <ul><li>It can be seen as postmodern in the way it deconstructs itself. It’s a comedy about an extra who becomes a sit-com writer and star. It deliberately confuses the life of Gervais the writer and comedian and his on screen character. </li></ul><ul><li>This is called hyper-reality </li></ul>
  5. 5. Bricolage <ul><li>The TV show is set in the present day but because the characters are in films, you see them dressed in outfits that were from the 1940’s etc. This is seen as bricolage because this is a genre cross-over and it’s mixing different ‘artefacts’. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Intertextuality <ul><li>There is intertextuality when the celebrity actors talk about the films that they have been in and the people that they have met. </li></ul><ul><li>‘ the referencing of other artistic or cultural texts such as plays, novels, films, music or paintings within a text’. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Postmodern <ul><li>It also comments on the celebrity obsessed culture. </li></ul><ul><li>The first episode of series 1 draws attention to the arrogant behaviour of celebrities and stars. “The producer will only talk to the ‘right’ people” </li></ul><ul><li>It highlights the levels of people trying to get ahead in the media. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Ben Stiller <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzodHUN1B9k </li></ul><ul><li>This clip shows the (slightly exaggerated) arrogant behaviour of celebrities. </li></ul>

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