Monday, 24 May 2010

Reverse Intertextuality

Currently reading The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler, and started noticing parallels to The Big Lebowski. Chandler's novel is obviously the chicken that came before the egg, but because I saw the Coen Brothers film first, in my mind, The Big Sleep seems to be paying homage to the Coens.

There is probably an academic term for this experience - something like "reverse intertextuality." If there is no such term, it looks like I just invented it.

I'd better copyright this now.

© Frank Burton 2010

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