Postmodernist film attempts to articulate postmodernism (its ideas and themes and methods) through the medium of film. Postmodernist film attempts to subvert the mainstream conventions of narrative structure, characterization and destroys (or, at least, toys with) the audience's suspension of disbelief. Typically, such films also break down the cultural divide between high and low art and often upend typical portrayals of gender, race, class, genre, and time with the goal of creating something different from traditional narrative expression.
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... Pulp Fiction is another popular example of a postmodernist film ... The film tells the interweaving stories of gangsters, a boxer, and robbers ... The film breaks down chronological time and demonstrates a particular fascination with intertextuality bringing in texts from both traditionally "high" and "low" realms of art ...
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