This assignment discusses Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge (2001) with precise reference to Roland Barthes ideas expressed in his theoretical essay on The Death of the Author (1967).
References to books like Copyright and the death of the Author in literature and law (The Modern Law Review) (1994) written by Lionel Bentley is reviewed for the authors insight on where Barthes theory spawned from. Roland Barthes essay will help to understand how The death of the Author (1967) relates to Moulin Rouge. The essay on Intertexuality: The Waste Land-Eliot (2011) written by Bianca Knight will aid in recognising how clichés and the term mash up all relate to each other and to Barthes theory.
The discussion begins by defining postmodernism, then how postmodernism can be related to intertexuality; Followed by a brief definition of intertexuality and its sub categories cliché and the term mash-up.
The essay then goes into Roland Barthes theory of The Death of the Author(1967), its meaning, and how it can be connected to the movie Moulin Rouge (2001).
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