Last Friday I asked you all to watch a short video on the concept of intertextuality, which provides the basis for this week’s post.
While Nerdwriter1, the YouTuber responsible, initially describes the device as “something in a text, in this case a movie, that is shaped by another text” he later goes a step further in making the term distinct from mere allusion. Contemporary intertextuality, which he refers to as being “weaponized”, is defined as:
“objects, people or situations explicitly meant to trigger an emotional response”
To use my own visual example, successful intertextuality results in a combination of:
Being able to recognize and understand the reference is important, but equally essential is having that recognization elicit feelings, whether they be of awe, or joy, or pleasant surprise. Simply identifying a shot in a film as the replication of a comic book panel matters most if you care[d] about that original work. Continue reading
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Tagged allusion, different, female, film, fresh, Ghostbusters, intertextuality, Nerdwriter1, new, Ocean's Eleven, old, race, reboot, reference, remake, repetition, same, sequel, silver lining, Star Wars, The Force Awakens, The Magnificent Seven, weaponized intertextuality
A lot, and I’m telling you, a lot of people want to know what happened to MusclesGlasses of Epic Meal Time fame. For a while it was all you’d see in the comments sections of their YouTube videos, and a good number have found this blog by googling the character’s real name, “Alex Perrault”.
According to an article on New Media Rockstars Muscles stopped appearing as early as January 2013, which meant that for an entire year EMT has been without one of its strongest presences [besides that of Harley “The Sauce Boss” Morenstein himself, creator of the show]. For 365 days and change the show has been missing its most voracious eater,
and rap battle champion-
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Tagged Alex Perrault, bacon, character, EMT, Epic Meal Time, Green Lantern, Harley Morenstein, KaliMuscle, MusclesGlasses, new, Sauce Boss, show, superhero, The Legend of MusclesGlasses, Tyler Lemco, what happened to
I had a lot of good will towards this show saved up from last week’s episode, but you would be surprised how quickly that started draining when I found out what this one was about. See, the most significant death in my life has been my grandmother’s, and while the deceased in this case was Caroline’s nanny just thinking about it made me pretty uncomfortable. 2 Broke Girls is not a show with a great deal of tact, and I was pretty apprehensive going into things-
But you know what? It was a pretty decent episode across the board, and one that actually felt short, which can be a mark of a show that’s moving along in an entertaining way. My fears about how they would tread death turned out to be unfounded, so touché, 2 Broke Girls writers’ room. Continue reading
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Tagged 2 Broke Girls, acting, And the Life After Death, Antonia, Bebe, Beth Behrs, Caroline, Cast, CBS, characters, Current Total, Earl, funeral, Han, husband and wife, Jennifer Coolidge, Kat Dennings, kiss, lesbians, Luis, Manhattan School of Pastry, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Matthew Moy, Max, maxoline, nanny, new, Oleg, peep peep, physical humour, review, S3E11, ship, Sophie, television, TV
Mark from Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23! Mark from Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23! Mark from Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23! Mark from Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23! Mark from Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23!
I could care less about anything else right now, but I suppose I have standards to maintain, so let me begin by stating that last week’s episode, “And the Pastry Porn”, could have easily been a mid-season finale. It ushered in a new era of 2 Broke Girls episodes that rounds out the cast, changes up the premise, and feels like an entirely different sitcom. Continue reading
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Tagged 2 Broke Girls, acting, And the First Day of School, Bebe, beefcake, Beth Behrs, Caroline, Cast, CBS, characters, chef, Chef Nicolas, Current Total, Deke, Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23, Earl, Eric Andre, fan service, fresh, funny, Gilles Marini, Han, Jennifer Coolidge, Kat Dennings, Luis, Mark, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Matthew Moy, Max, new, Oleg, pastry school, physical humour, review, S3E10, Sophie, television, TV