Self-Reflexivity in Popular Culture. Pastiche in Moulin Rouge Compiled by Amitee, Sarah Steve. Brief Outline. Introduction of Moulin Rouge Pastiche A) Theme --Orpheus myth/Carmille/Bohemian B) Setting --Paris/Bollywood C) Elements --Songs
Pastiche in Moulin Rouge
Compiled by Amitee, Sarah Steve
D) Stylistic pastiche
-- French club in red-light district in Paris
in late 19th century
-- Uses of color and frenetic motions
-- Moulin Rouge used the plot of famous stories and added popular songs and dances to make the movie a musical.
--Christian, as a character, told a story about Satine and himself.
--Uses music (art) to rescue woman.
--A couple comes from different social levels.
--Their relationship causes financial pressure and leads to their doom.
--The woman dies of phthisis (TB).
--The love story of young Parisian artists.
--Living with their ideals.
--The heroine dies afterwards because of phthisis as well.
-- representation of Tinker Bell in
-- Green fairy represents “dream”
pure and innocent
follower of wonderland in Peter
Christian and 4 Bohemians
-- Golden flakes represent “magic of love”
between Satine and Christian
-- fast-changing scenes
the cancan dancing (Zidler)
show in the elephant house
romance between Satine and
-- fast zoom in and zoom out
the opining to the dancing Moulin Rouge
Zidler peeps Satine and the Duke (Christian)
-- the Duke’s palace
-- the dark side (black)
-- the reality
-- Satine’s room in Moulin Rouge
-- fantasy world (colors, red in
-- the artificial