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  • v. Present participle of pastiche.


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  • We said: Attack the Block draws on the classic science-fiction model such as Independence Day and the siege drama - Carpenter's Assault on Precinct 13 - but there's also something very innocent and English here, reminiscent of the 1947 Ealing comedy Hue and Cry… in his early comedy career, Cornish made his name by pastiching and taking the mickey out of Hollywood movies.

    The Guardian World News

  • The resulting confidence has led one US tampon-maker to start pastiching its own ads.

    Durex goes coy in latest TV ad campaign

  • Arcade Fire are the first rock group in a long time that have dared to be so unashamedly uplifting, to shun irony, and, in doing so, to run so contrary to the drift of contemporary indie-rock culture in all its self-defeating hipness and endless pastiching of older forms.

    Arcade Fire: 'The cliched rock life never seemed that cool to us'

  • There's the technical prowess that finds her pastiching Robert Frost ( "Stopping by World on a Snowy Eon") and E.A. Robinson ( "Richard Cory 2").

    New Race

  • Since I'm on a Burroughs pastiching kick today I might point out Mike Resnick's Goddess of Ganymede (1967) and its sequel, Pursuit on Ganymede (1968).

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • And I still think it's actually one of the highlights of the Discworld series - Pratchett went through a bit of a lazy period where he actually ended up pastiching his own pastiches at one point - although yes, several of the later novels are much funnier, and much better written and crafted, both.

    REVIEW: The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett

  • Me, I think that Darrell Schweitzer has it right and "The White Ship" is Lovecraft playing at allegory, that the message is transparent Epicureanism, and that it's pastiching "Idle Days on the Yann."

    Kenneth Hite's Journal

  • Ricky Gervais built himself up with The Office, Extras, the podcasts and stand-up tours, several decent movies, and his sublime pastiching of the very celebrity queeniness to which he now seems to be succumbing. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Haynes has been targeting the ironic market since 2003, when it put out manuals on sex and babies, pastiching its own core product.

    The Guardian World News

  • It may have something to do with it being British, and the fact that British actors are cheerfully pastiching the symbols of American prestige.

    The Guardian World News


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