Tuesday, 18 January 2011

What interests me about intertextuality in films: RESEARCH

Intertextuality is a common idea that is used throughout media. Its when one idea or aspect is taken from something and placed into another. When looking at thriller movies intextuality is very interesting as you can see common elements in the films and how they have been used to make there film more successful.

A famous example of intertextuality is Psycho, the famous shower scene, where the woman is stabbed in the shower, then pulls the curtains down. This element was also in the stepfather where David is stabbed in the neck falling into the shower pulling the curtains down with him.

Another example is from the film Fatal attraction where the woman is chased through the house by the man. This also resembles a scene from The Stepfather where David chases Susan through the house in an attempt to kill her.

What  interests me most about intertextuality is how directors take and edit an idea but don't completely change it so it fits in, and adds effect to their film.

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