The Ironies Compound (and the Memes Multiply)

Here’s a video that ironically (and wonderfully) registers and deconstructs a scene genre within action films: the Stoic ice-hero who walks, calm and unblinking, away from explosions:

But wait. Isn’t the above YouTube itself a genre piece (the ironic song about cookie-cutter scene genres)?! Here’s the Ur-experiment in this form of filmic deconstruction (originally from Team America):

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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1 Response to The Ironies Compound (and the Memes Multiply)

  1. Exocentrick says:

    Thanks for that video. The JJ Abrams keyboard solo took it over the top!

    I have a funny post for you from my blog:

    11 Thrilling Action Hero Quotes Delivered by our Robot Overlords

    exocentrick.blogspot.com/2009/12/11-thrilling-action-hero-quotes.html

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