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  1. Post modern films

  2. Post Modern movies often use film to comment

  3. A Postmodern Love Story?

  4. In Run Lola Run the black and white scenes are out flashbacks

  5. Why Animation?

  6. Run Lola Run plays like a video game

  7. The ball is round. The game lasts 90 minutes. That's a fact. Everything else is pure theory.

  8. Post modern film may mess with time.

  9. Post modern film frequently uses non linear storytelling

  10. Post modernism frequently comments on film making

  11. Postmodernism means literally “after the modern” ppos sometimes abreviated “pomo”

  12. Seen Memento? Definitely Postmodern The Polaroids The Tattoos (commentary?) The backwards storytelling

  13. Memento • proves that people such as Lenny trust anything as long as it has been written down. What the film also shows us, is that not only do we automatically trust narrators, but we also take as gospel anything the film throws at us, without questioning its authenticity.

  14. He regularly has himself tattooed with crucial reminders to himself. Thus Leonard Shelby is a perfectly visualized postmodern hero. Hero?

  15. Is he a reliable narrator? The Beginning Of The End - Hidden Feature: This is the extra that all Memento fans have been waiting for - the ability to watch the film front-to-back, in complete chronological order. The first question you may be asking is whether the film works structurally in this style, and the answer is yes. Some of the scenes repeat on themselves occasionally, and there are some split second fade transitions between some scenes that should run cohesively into the other, but on the whole, this is like having two films in one. As a straightforward narrative, the heroic status of Lenny is destroyed almost immediately, and the film becomes premeditatedly painful to watch, since the twists are revealed right from the start, and the audience has to sit through the whole film knowing the awful conclusion. What's ironic is that the characters of Lenny, Teddy and Natalie are all reversed in nature in the film, and the audience has a firmer understanding of who to trust. Despite the worthiness of this extra, one cannot help but wonder if the film would have been such a success had Chris Nolan opted for a more conventional narrative approach. To access this hidden feature, let the special features menu spiral through all of the choices until you reach a picture of Lenny's chest, and press SELECT before the menu resets.

  16. The opening scene • is sensually excellent, showing a newly taken Polaroid photo fading into white as opposed to starting to develop, and yet this sequence suggests the underlying postmodernist problem for Lenny. The opening scene of the film is sensually excellent, showing a newly taken Polaroid photo fading into white as opposed to starting to develop, and yet this seuence suggests the underlying postmodernist problem for Lenny. He has lost his placement in time and space, and cannot even remember how long ago it was that his wife was killed. Because Lenny is lost, so is the audience unsure about the chronological placing of some of the black and white flashback sequences.

  17. He has lost his placement in time and space, and cannot even remember how long ago it was that his wife was killed.Because Lenny is lost, so is the audience unsure about the chronological placing of some of the black and white flashback sequences.

  18. What is the purpose of the black and white sequences? They run forward whereas the color sequences are in reverse order

  19. Front to Back Some of the scenes repeat on themselves occasionally, and there are some split second fade transitions between some scenes that should run cohesively into the other, but on the whole, this is like having two films in one. As a straightforward narrative, the heroic status of Lenny is destroyed almost immediately.

  20. Chronological order (continued) the film becomes premeditatedly painful to watch, since the twists are revealed right from the start. What's ironic is that the characters of Lenny, Teddy and Natalie are all reversed in nature in the film, and the audience has a firmer understanding of who to trust.

  21. Chronological order continued One cannot help but wonder if the film would have been such a success had Chris Nolan opted for a more conventional narrative approach.

  22. What’s the point?

  23. made a movie called Short Cuts. The film presents small vignettes of a number of ordinary lives over the course of a few days in LA. The characters are connected by only the most arbitrary of daily events -meeting in a shop, eating in the same restaurant, etc. After his picture was released, Altman pointed out that there are big chunks missing from the stories that viewers could fill in themselves. That's one example of art that's overtly postmodern. It's not that artists were unable to fragment narrative and mix radically different styles in pre-postmodern times. It's more that we enjoy or at least relate to it better now. Robert Altman

  24. Is Do the Right Thing Post Modern?