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05 MARCH 2015

Roy Lichtenstein inspired Tinder face swiper parody

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animated gifcomic book styleconsumption spectacle • face swiper • finding romance • GIF • GIF art • gifmyass • halftone screen • humourlooking for lovelooping animationmatchmakingonline profilesparodyprofile image • repeating gesture • repetition • repetitive action • Roy Lichtenstein • stuck in a cycle • stuck in a loopsuperficial appearanceswipe leftswipingswiping gestureTinder (app) • tinder animated GIF • unfulfillment • visual humour • window shopping

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Simon Perkins
11 JULY 2014

The Phantom of Liberty: humorous critique of bourgeois conventions

"Luis Buñuel's The Phantom of Liberty was quickly dismissed upon its release in 1974. Not only did it have to contend with the lingering success of 1972's similarly themed but significantly less abstract The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, but it was quickly followed by the dreamlike, bi–polar romantic entanglement of the director's last film, That Obscure Object of Desire. Like Discreet Charm, the plot–free Phantom of Liberty is a patchwork of comedic sketches and sight gags through which Buñuel ravages a complacent European culture and the various sexual hang–ups and historical and cultural disconnects of its inhabitants. This heady, almost off–putting masterwork isn't particularly easy to decipher (maybe we aren't meant to), which is why it's best to approach it as a literal comedy of manners.

Films structured around daisy chains of dysfunction are a dime a dozen; most, though, are as tiresomely long–winded as they are content with their own strained circularity. This isn't the case with Phantom of Liberty, which begins with a shot of Goya's 1808 masterpiece 'The Third of May.' The painting depicts Napoleon's army executing a group of faceless Spaniards, and via a reenactment of this struggle, Buñuel depicts how one of Napoleon's captains tries to defile the monument of Doña Elvira only to be smacked on the head by the moving arm of the statue of the woman's husband. (He later intends to sleep with the woman's corpse, and when he opens her coffin, he's amazed by how her beauty has been preserved.) It's the first of many sight gags in the film, each and every one as startling as they are perversely funny. All these moments are possessed by a sense of shocked wonderment and discovery, and they all more or less evoke fragile pasts and characters trying to reconcile their historical detachments."

(Ed Gonzalez, 13 September 2003, Slant Magazine)

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1974absurd situationsabsurdist humourabsurdity • Adolfo Celi • Adriana Asti • Anne-Marie Deschott • apparition • Arch de Triomphe • archaic rules • Bernard Verley • black humour • bourgeois • bourgeoise societycancer • chance encounter • cigarettes • Claude Pieplu • coffin • comedic sketches • comedycomedy of mannerscorpsecritiquecultural conventionscultural pastdaughterdining practicesdinner tabledisappearancedoctor • Dona Elvira • eatingepisodic structureetiquetteEuropean cinema • European culture • faith • Francois Maistre • girl • Goya • Helene Perdriere • hotel • housemaid • humour • impulses • internal logic • intrusion • Jean Rochefort • Jean-Claude Brialy • Julien Bertheau • Le Fantome de la Liberte (1974) • Luis Bunuel • mailman • masterwork • Michael Lonsdale • Michel Piccoli • Milena Vukotic • Monica Vitti • Montparnasse • morality • nanny • narrative preconceptions • obscene • ostrich • parodypatchwork • Paul Frankeur • phallicphallic symbol • Philippe Brigaud • Pierre Maguelon • policepolite societypostcard • postman • psychoanalysisritual • rooster • rulesschool • schoolchildren • Serge Silberman • sexual hang-ups • sexual taboo • sight gag • sketch comedy • sniper • social behavioursocial conventionsSpanish filmsubconscioussurrealist cinemasurrealist filmmakertaboo • That Obscure Object of Desire (1977) • The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972) • The Phantom of Liberty (1974) • The Third of May (1808) • toilettriptych • vanished • visual gagzoo

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Simon Perkins
15 JANUARY 2014

A humorous look at wildlife documentaries

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Africa (television) • African wildlife • Animal documentary • animalsBBC One • Bob Fletcher • cut-up technique • David Attenborough • exaggerated characteristics • humourmash-up • mating • mating ritual • music choice • natural world • nature documentary • non-diegetic soundparodyre-editremixingsexual innuendosexual intercoursesoundtracksubstitutionwildlifezebra

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Simon Perkins
11 DECEMBER 2013

Santa brand book - 2013 refresh

"Santa brand book – 2013 refresh. Brand guidelines for the world's biggest brand, to make sure the Marketing Elves stay on message."

(Quietroom)

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2013bible (guide)brand biblebrand bookbrand colourbrand guidelinesbrand identitybrand imagebrand perceptionbrand refreshbrandingChristmascritique • fantasy figure • Father Christmas • gifts • humour • Kris Kringle • parodyredreindeer • Saint Nicholas • Santa • Santa Claus • Sinterklaas • snow • St. Nicholas Day • white

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Simon Perkins
25 OCTOBER 2013

Chris Green's Findus Beef Lasagne Jockey Parody

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2013 • adulteration • attribution • beef • Chris Green (writer) • contamination • content attribution • culture jammingfast food • Findus Group • food • food fraud • food ingredientfood labelfood production • frozen dinner • frozen meal • health awarenesshealth riskhorse • horse beef • horse meat • horsemeat scandal • humour • jockey • lasagne • meme • microwave meal • parodypre-prepared mealsprepackaged mealproduct packagingready mealready-made mealremix culturescandalsubstance • TV dinner • UK

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Simon Perkins
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