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Detailed Analysis of Post Modernism theory applied to Life On Mars
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Satire, pastiche and parody are commonplace in postmodern texts
Satire, pastiche and parody are commonplace in postmodern te...
Frederic Jameson suggests that we no longer create anything original: ‘All that is left is to imitate dead styles, to speak through the masks and with the voices of the styles in the imaginary museum.’ In other words, media producers in the postmodern era turn back to the past and have little choice but to copy what exists. All creative things have been seen and done before, he would argue. Perhaps, in its defence, the originality of LoM is the way in which it combines those styles and conventions.
Intertextuality is very common as part of this process. We have already referenced The Sweeney, Dixon of Dock Green; sci fi references etc.
The show is a pastiche, imitating similar shows of the past.