Examples of Post Modernism in Play and Worker Drone

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Task 1, Topic 2: Two Examples of Post modernism

In any situation foreign to the character, anything and everything will be done to try to make sense of ones surroundings. The importance of identifying the type of the movies shown in “Worker Drone” by Raju, S. (2010) and “Play” by Kaplan and Zimmerman (2010) are vital to the understanding of not only the plot, but also the common themes presented. For example, common themes in both movies were was the sense of paranoia, a showcase of intertextuality and an ambiguous endings. All three common themes make it clear that these movies are in fact postmodern films, despite the fact that there were also a few common themes also found supporting a modernist and existentialist sense.
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These themes stood out the most in my opinion and made these stories postmodern in my opinion.
Task 2: Movie Questions
Q. What is the name of the movie?
A. The Great Gatsby

Q. When was the movie made?
A. First in 1925 but again in 2013.

Q. What is the main setting of the movie? (Time and place)
A. Between West Egg and New York in the early 1900s after a war.

Q. Who are the main characters? Which one is the protagonist? Which one is the antagonist? (Who are they, describe them briefly).
A. Daisy : Gatsby loves her. He met her five years ago but didn’t marry her, now she is married with someone else and Gatsby wants to get back with her.
Nick : The cousin of Daisy. Is used by Gatsby to connect with Daisy, and he is the one narrating the story.
Jordon: Has a connection between Nick, Tom and Gatsby, and is a “side character”
Protagonist: He is “Jay Gatsby”. His character is shown as the film progresses, and he is a mysterious man that throws parties every Saturday for what is later revealed to impress Daisy. He is a con man and has made money off of corruption.
Antagonist: Tom (Daisy’s husband) is the antagonist in the film. He is originally just loving to his wife, but upon realizing Gatsbys intensions, plans to Gatsbys death

Q. What is the essence of the problem or conflict that lies at the heart of this movie?
A. Gatsby was unable to marry Daisy five years prior as he was too poor, and is now trying to win her back