Essay Help?

He who's tired of Weird Al is tired of life.

Re: Essay Help?

by Big Spoon » Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:29 am

Yeah, several of the books on parody that I read went heavily into the subject of what constitutes a parody and when something is and is not.
And Peggy
User avatar
Big Spoon
Welp.
 
Posts: 28055
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
Joined: Fri Jul 22, 2005 5:44 pm
Location: Pacific Palisades, CA

Re: Essay Help?

by oddaustin » Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:25 am

TMBJon wrote:Lyrical adaptations.


On that same point, why was "The Sage Begins" labeled a 'lyrical adaption' and all the others on Running with Scissors were called parodies?
And the winner of the Al-TV "One Night Stand" is.... nah.
User avatar
oddaustin
Regular
 
Posts: 315
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
Joined: Wed May 19, 2010 11:59 pm
Location: Longmont, Colorado

Re: Essay Help?

by childofthespiral » Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:54 am

Sorry to go off topic, but what's the difference between a parody and a lyrical adaptation?

Heck, you can use that question and the subsequent answer in your report.
mind=blown
Oh, the secrets we keep
User avatar
childofthespiral
Deliriously Dedicated
 
Posts: 8061
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
Joined: Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:26 pm
Location: Alamogordo, New Mexico

Re: Essay Help?

by TMBJon » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:10 am

Re-read the clause I quoted above. It sort of spells it out. A parody directly comments on the subject matter; a lyrical adaptation simply takes the same music and changes the words. Like I said, I think all of Al's parodies inherently comment on the original song but I guess there's a legal argument to be made in certain cases.
I couldn't tell a dirt clod from a plate of caviar.
User avatar
TMBJon
Deliriously Dedicated
 
Posts: 20482
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
Joined: Fri Jun 13, 2003 4:24 pm
Location: Santa Monica, CA

Re: Essay Help?

by Big Spoon » Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:06 pm

My paper focuses on film parodies, so I probably won't be adding in something about that.

Thanks for the suggestion, though.
And Peggy
User avatar
Big Spoon
Welp.
 
Posts: 28055
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
Joined: Fri Jul 22, 2005 5:44 pm
Location: Pacific Palisades, CA

Re: Essay Help?

by weirdojace » Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:25 pm

It's really kind of a grey area. Some might argue that "White & Nerdy" isn't a true parody, while some would say it is because of the subject matter and the way it juxtaposes that subject with the original song's lyrics.
User avatar
weirdojace
Off The Deep End
 
Posts: 5107
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
Joined: Sun Apr 13, 2003 9:23 pm
Location: TN

Re: Essay Help?

by TMBJon » Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:25 pm

Big Spoon wrote:My paper focuses on film parodies, so I probably won't be adding in something about that.

I was just answering Autumn's question. :whip:

Some might argue that "White & Nerdy" isn't a true parody, while some would say it is because of the subject matter and the way it juxtaposes that subject with the original song's lyrics.

I would say every parody on Straight Outta Lynwood, with the possible exception of "Do I Creep You Out?", is a direct parody in the legal sense.
I couldn't tell a dirt clod from a plate of caviar.
User avatar
TMBJon
Deliriously Dedicated
 
Posts: 20482
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
Joined: Fri Jun 13, 2003 4:24 pm
Location: Santa Monica, CA

Re: Essay Help?

by Way_Moby » Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:59 am

I could totally see "White & Nerdy", "Canadian Idiot",and "Confessions Pt. 3"... But what about "Trapped in the Drive-Thru"?
User avatar
Way_Moby
Obsessed
 
Posts: 1414
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
Joined: Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:19 pm
Location: Kansas

Re: Essay Help?

by Mystik Tomato » Sat Dec 04, 2010 6:17 am

Way_Moby wrote:I could totally see "White & Nerdy", "Canadian Idiot",and "Confessions Pt. 3"... But what about "Trapped in the Drive-Thru"?

The original is absurd melodrama. So is TitDT (Albeit intentionally so.)
Sever your leg, please. It's the greatest day.
User avatar
Mystik Tomato
Deliriously Dedicated
 
Posts: 8250
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
Joined: Wed Aug 31, 2005 2:42 am
Location: Squatter's Crog, Australia

Re: Essay Help?

by weirdojace » Sat Dec 04, 2010 6:20 am

Trapped in the Drive Thru is directly making fun of the ridiculousness of Trapped in the Closet, so it probably would be considered a legal parody under fair use.
User avatar
weirdojace
Off The Deep End
 
Posts: 5107
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
Joined: Sun Apr 13, 2003 9:23 pm
Location: TN

PreviousNext

Return to General Chat



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests