Wednesday, 13 October 2010
Postmodernism - Moulin Rouge (2001)
The are many reasons up on why the Moulin Rouge can be classed as a post modern film. One reason being its fantastic 'mash-up' genre, particularly within its soundtrack. The films score takes well known contemporary songs such as; Diamond Dogs, Lady Marmalade, Smells Like Teen Spirit, Like a Virgin, and Roxanne, and then uses them completely out of context, for example the film is set in late 1800's to early the early 1900's yet the sound track still manages to apply such contemporary songs within an old fashioned set, and make them work for the story. An example of this mashup can be scene in the clip below, which is the scene where Christan enters the Moulin Rouge for the very first time.
As you can see from the video clip, the film is based around an old fashioned set within France, but the different techniques used in the films editing completely ignores the rules of the old fashioned set. It applies contemporary styles of editing, for example, the fast paced cuts and camera angles work well to bring across the feeling of excitement and exhilaration.
Posted by Richard V-C at 22:23