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Postmodernism: Run Lola Run

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  • 1. Perfect Media Recall: Run Lola Run What elements make Run Lola Run a postmodern film? Presented as a complete, cl assic text. Mixing classical music with techno pop Three runs/ versions of same event Story has beginning, middle and end Intertextual references to Hitchcock, footballers etc. Mixing of different media Playfulness Free will vs. determinism Doesn’t seek to imitate Follows one genre Uses one form of media Non-linear film Self-conscious There is a happy ending There is a confusing ending Self-aware Game-like feel Mixture of Challenges Always follows high and low theory about convention cultures life/death
  • 2. Perfect Media Recall: Run Lola Run What elements make Run Lola Run a postmodern film? Presented as a complete, classic text. Mixing classical music with techno pop Three runs/ versions of same event Story has beginning, middle and end Intertextual references to Hitchcock, footballers etc. Mixing of different media Playfulness Free will vs. determinism Doesn’t seek to imitate Follows one genre Uses one form of media Non-linear film Self-conscious Mixture of Challenges Always follows high and low theory about convention cultures life/death There is a There is an happy ending uncertain ending Traditional film Game-like feel
  • 3. Using this list of postmodern qualities, make notes of where they are used in Run Lola Run •Three runs/versions of the same event •Intertextual references: 1. Alfred Hitchcock Vertigo – Spirale Cafe, Spiral staircase, spirals on pillowcase. 2. Two quotes by German footballer Sepp Herberger appear: "The ball is round, the game lasts 90 minutes, everything else is pure theory," and, "After the game is before the game.“ 3. Lola lets out a glass-shattering scream, just like Oskar's in Volker̈ndorff's Die Blechtrommel (The Tin Drum, 1979). •Mixing of different media •Playfulness/Self conscious •Uncertain ending/ non-linear film •Mixing high and low cultures •Game like-feel •Challenges ideas about life and death/ free will vs. determinism
  • 4. Write about three postmodern texts from two different Media. Discuss why they are postmodern and why they might be considered to be controversial. Underline any words in this essay question that you are uncertain about Think about what the question is asking you to do
  • 5. Write about three postmodern texts from two different Media. Discuss why they are postmodern and why they might be considered to be controversial. Postmodernism is a very difficult concept to define. Indeed it is easier to speak in terms of postmodernisms. However, it is possible to state that postmodern texts will have some of the following characteristics: a mixing of different media, a mixture of ‘high’ and ‘low’ culture, reference to other texts, playfulness, bricolage and a mixing of different genres, selfconscious, self awareness, a non-linear narrative, parody and playfulness. Postmodernism can also been seen in the relationship between world events and the media in Baudrillard’s concept of simulacra where he argued that people no longer experience reality but a simulation of reality known as a simulacra. In a postmodern world everything is relative and there are no absolute truths or ‘grand narratives’ such as religion or Marxism that try to explain the world. For the purposes of this essay I will be referring to the film “Run Lola Run” by Tom Tykwer, the BBC news on January 17th 1991 and the television programme “The Simpsons” episode “Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious" is Series 8, first broadcast in February 1997.
  • 6. Using the examples write two paragraphs explaining how Run Lola Run is a postmodern film. •Three runs/versions of the same event •Intertextual references: 1. Alfred Hitchcock Vertigo – Spirale Cafe, Spiral staircase, spirals on pillowcase. 2. Two quotes by German footballer Sepp Herberger appear: "The ball is round, the game lasts 90 minutes, everything else is pure theory," and, "After the game is before the game.“ 3. Lola lets out a glass-shattering scream, just like Oskar's in Volker̈ndorff's Die Blechtrommel (The Tin Drum, 1979). •Mixing of different media •Playfulness/Self conscious •Uncertain ending/ non-linear film •Mixing high and low cultures •Game like-feel •Challenges ideas about life and death/ free will vs. determinism

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