talking about intertextuality, parody and satire are 2 possible expressions. but can they be considered as arts? that's really arguable.
i have seen steve martin's many movies, and some other comedies, and even comedies that make fun of famous horror movies. extremely funny they are especially if you have watched the original movies, but in terms of production values and quality, even creativity, they are far from being an artform. perhaps with an exception of "scary movie" (don't hit me).
not long ago, a singer in hong kong named 林海峰 (Jan Lamb) have written a song titled 流行曲 "pop song". if you miss the lyrics, you've missed the best part. he's being really satiric about chinese formulaic pop songs that focus mainly on cheesy love story, and how to design the vocal and arrangement of the songs to make it really karaoke friendly... check out the lyrics if you know chinese: (those who know chinese n english, pls help me to translate, hehe)
震音 震爆个尾音至够压场 wo
煽情 必两粒眼泪情绪高涨 wo
去到 chorus chorus 要易记易唱 wo
记住要重复 重复 我为k迷着想
仲要 repeat 又repeat 这旋律先算最强
懒音 好有风格人人会跟得上 wo
争住唱 你记住要出我份粮 (冇钱点唱)
三连音 三连音 三连音
三连音 三连音 三连音 音
wo chorus chorus要易记易唱 wo
流行曲 唱就唱 咪求其是但唱
我首流行曲 一定中 一定爆
download the song!
(you can go download the song from the above link. just right click on the link above and select "save target as")
the funny thing is, he sang this song in a really typical chinese pop song format, followed exactly what he is satire of in the lyrics! funny... now this is what i call an artform... a personal statement that has been made!
then, just last week, i also read a really satiric blog by Kenny Sia... entitled "kenny sia attempts to write a bimbo blog"... his version of parody towards highly popular bimbo blog... damn funny... go read his blog in the following link:
read this first.
and also you can read the bimbo blog his was refering to here:
then read this!
both are funny!! i like them... wuahahaha!!