Noun(1) a musical composition consisting of a series of songs or other musical pieces from various sources(2) a work of art that imitates the style of some previous work
(1) Some call them a joke, poseurs who pastiche the look, moves and sound of classic, brothel-creeping rock'n'roll; others call them the coolest band in the world.(2) This first major American survey of the Icelandic painter contains approximately 70 of his colorful, dense canvases offering a pastiche of artistic styles and pop culture references.(3) Most prominent is Kevin, the sloe-eyed, dull-witted actor played by Dermot Mulroney almost as a pastiche of Keanu Reeves.(4) Then comes an entirely new set of challenges: face-offs with writer friends whose essays he failed to select for the literary pastiche and fears the anthology will get skewered fatally by critics.(5) Only he would seize on the effervescent cinematic potential of anything from Lund's ability to wiggle her ears to a chance to pastiche an hour of Paris, Texas in two minutes flat.(6) I envision them as two goatee-stroking trainspotters with swelled, distended craniums, able to assimilate incidental music from any source into a perfect pastiche .(7) While the film is a pastiche of different elements of various movies, we wanted it to remain sincere and sweet.(8) And Chu-Chi Face, in which Nichola McAuliffe's sexy baroness runs rings around Brian Blessed's Vulgarian baron, is even more clearly than before a pastiche of Lehar operetta.(9) Whereas the groups they pastiche often seemed like they would rather be anything other than a popgroup, The Strokes don't want to be anything but├ö├ç┬¬(10) In addition, insofar as educational institutions invite students to model themselves on others, a degree of plagiarism and pastiche are built into the acquiring of creative skills.(11) A postmodern pastiche of popular music styles and hits, the film used songs and music ranging from Madonna and the Beatles to Dolly Parton and Kiss.(12) The preceding chapter, ├ö├ç├┐A Paper out of the Spectator├ö├ç├û, is universally acclaimed as one of the most brilliant tours de force in Thackeray's prose, containing as it does a brilliant pastiche of Addison.(13) Actually, I was quite worried about doing a comic novel, because I'm a massive fan of PG Wodehouse and Evelyn Waugh, and I was terrified I was going to lapse into a pastiche of their style.(14) Its huge popularity in ecclesiastical and domestic decoration had led inexorably to widespread commercialism, with many designers content to work in a pastiche of historical styles.(15) the operetta is a pastiche of 18th century styles(16) We have the capability to pick and choose and pastiche and sample from our multiple selves to construct a better human being.
1. mixture ::
2. imitation ::
3. potpourri ::
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