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Lesson 15: Assessment of Learning May 14, 2018 Task 1: Opinion Piece – Draft Copy P There are n um e rous themes that are inherent in all p ostmodern films use several types of themes to acc entuate the central idea of creating new from the old . Using the evidence as seen in the film Fight Club (1999) and Play (2011) we can clear ly see observe core the elements themes of postmodernism in the form of fragmentation, an unreliable narrator, and the questioning reality. These elements are distinct but also complement to form the bases of what is identified as postmodern in the film . It could be argued that Arguably some of these elements are could be representative of both modern or existential movements however this is clearly a misinterpretation . T he of the evolution of those previous modern and ex istent ial movements ideas into has become the entirely unique th e mes elements present in postmodern films. The postmodern theme of Fragmentation is eas i ly identified in the narrative sequencing in both Fight Club (1999) and Play (2011) f ragmentation as it plays a central role in the is key to the audi ence co mpreh ension style of the both. film and the postmodern context that they are representing . Fight Club (1999) has uses pathological pathological ly fragmented narrative fragmentation is seen thought throug hout the film . The film jumping jumps from through both ideas to idea , contexts to context with little regard for the traditional linear progr ession of storytelling. and in time in a fragmented way through the film. Seemingly arbitrary quotes are out of context for scenes . , A a n example is after the car crash Tyler says “In the world I see - you are stalking elk through the damp canyon forests around the ruins of Rockefeller Center. You'll wear leather clothes that will last you the rest of your life. You'll climb the wrist-thick kudzu vines that wrap the Sears Tower. And when you look down, you'll see tiny figures pounding corn, laying strips of venison on the empty car pool lane of some abandoned superhighway” this quote is out of context for the scene but adds to the disjoin t ed messaging of the overall movie. The film Page 1 of 15
Lesson 15: Assessment of Learning May 14, 2018 Play (2011) brings fragmentation to the heart of how the film is interpreted film’s messages understood by the audience. I as i t p er forms jarring cuts from one ‘game’ to another without any real explanation or co ntext . It could be argued that fragmentation is a m odernist style however Modernist m odernist tend to express sadness for this style of fragmentation , lamenting its existence . while p P ostmodernist embraces it fragmentation with glee , turning it into playful narr a tives , chaotic or dark humo u r new work s of disjointed reality . This ev ol ution of attitude almost par allel s the stages of grief one experi e nces after a tra u matic loss. This parallel can be interpreted as a maturing of social op i nions and is illustrative of the evolution from moder nis m to postmodernism .

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