Monday, September 8, 2014


Living With Jigsaw from Chris Capel on Vimeo.

If you have seen any of the Saw horror flicks, you may be able to quote a line or two from the films, namely the line "Want to play a game?"

I recently stumbled upon this funny short the other day and our in class discussion on Intertextuality popped into mind. What I like about this example of intertextuality is that you can know absolutely nothing about Saw or the character "Jigsaw" and get a basic understanding about the context being referred to in this short. You may figure out in this short two minutes that Jigsaw is some demented, sadistic being that enjoys inflicting pain on others, which is almost a spot on description of the character.


  1. This video was really funny... haha! I have never seen Saw and I definitely have a pretty good idea of who this little creepy guy is already. This is a really good example of intertextuality, because after watching just that 2 min. video you can already tell a lot about the character.

  2. This video explained a lot about the character. If I was to watch this before the movie, the movie wouldn't be as interesting as it's supposed to be and I wouldn't like it. This was hilarious by the way!