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1.Postmodern Qualities and Themes found in Postmodern Literature and Film:Pastiche: The taking of various ideas from previous writings and literary styles and pasting them together to make new styles. Intertextuality: The acknowledgment of previous literary works within another literary work. Metafiction: The act of writing about writing or making readers aware of the fictional nature of the very fiction they are reading. Temporal Distortion: The use of non-linear timelines and narrative techniques ina story. Minimalism: The use of characters and events, which are decidedly common and non-exceptional characters. Maximalism: Disorganized, lengthy, highly detailed writing. Magical Realism: The introduction of impossible or unrealistic events into a narrative that is otherwise realistic. Faction: The mixing of actual historical events with fictional events without clearly defining what is factual and what is fictional. Reader Involvement: Often through direct address to the reader and the open acknowledgment of the fictional nature of the events being described. Unreliable narrator: A narrator, whether in literature, film, or theatre, whose credibility has been seriously compromised.Human experience is ambiguous: Various experiences of everything that the movie has to offer is differentiated based on your own opinion or repetition of howyou see the movie in a postmodernist point of view.Black comedy: A comic style that makes light of subject matter that is generally considered taboo.Dark humour: A form of humor involving a twist or joke making the joke seen as offensive, harsh, horrid. Yet the joke is still funny. You need to have pension for
dark humor in order to find it truly funny. In a way, it could be seen, as the jokes are so horrible in their twist that it makes it funny.