Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Intertextuality Study - Blink 182,All the small things

Blink182's ' music video 'All The Small Things' is a parody of a number of pop music videos of the time most notably boy bands such as the Backstreet Boys,NSYNC and westlife but also other popular pop genre artists of the time such as Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. The difference between a Parody and a Pastiche is a parody is a imitation that mocks.

The band were well known for their humour and this is shown through this music video, while this video is a paraody the bands mocking style is critically acclaimed, with them winning several awards for the video, connoting that the parody was popular and liked at the time. It also appealled to their audience as they are stereotypically opposed to the audience of boy bands.

The whole mise en scene in this video is taken from various other artists and twisted into it being funny, through the bands winks and looks to the camera you can denote it's not meant to be taken seriously and also allows the audience to feel a a part of the joke.

  • In these two pictues you can see the imitation through the costume used as Blink 182(Left) our wearing the same as Nsync(Right) was. This is just one example of the parody but it continues throughout the whole video.