"Metafilms"— film within film, films about films, films about filmmaking, films about film-viewing, films about film analysis, films about cinematicity — as a sign of larger cultural concerns with subjectively constructed realities.
A result of experimentations in cinematic signification and representation dating back to the 1920s.
A way for filmmakers to lay bare the modes of representation and signifying devices (shots, scenes, dissolves, fades, jump cuts, etc.) unique to the medium
A means of exaggerating, devalorizing, and/or trivializing antecedent texts through intertextual allusions, parody, andpastiche while promoting active audience participation through Brechtian anti-illusionist devices.
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