Monday, 27 September 2010

Postmodernism Film Volume 1 - Kill Bill Volume 1

Kill Bill is the first in a series of films that we will be watching that are linked to this thing called postmodernism. What is postmodernism? well from our first lecture, it sound like that is impossible to answer in one sentence. Thats if you can find a definite answer.

Kill Bill Volume 1 was made in 2003 by Quentin Tarantino.

So this is the first time I've seen it and, well, for me it wasn't anything overly special, but basically the main character survives a brutal killing incident, and then seeks revenge. The rest is pretty much a lot of over the top bloody fight scenes. However obvious changes to the style were made throughout the whole of the film.

Starting with the retro introduction, to the cartoon killing sequence. Then another sequence in black and white, then siluette. So what makes this film postmodern? This film breaks a lot of general film making rules. Nothing is set in stone or or shown in linear fashion, but the key thing is that in this case it is not a bad thing.

The fact that it is a mix up of styles is aparently what makes it Postmodern. Hes created characters that contradict thier sterotypcal gender, in a postmodern sort of way.

Linking this back to the lecture, I can see some of the themes metunted, such as the fractured world and things that contradict each other.

1 comment:

  1. It's very encouraging to see you engaging with this subject already - althought I detect some scepticism - how 'postmodern' of you! Hopefully, the ability to define the subject will get easy as the lecture series progresses; and at least you didn't faint!