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Word: pastiche

Definition: imitation of another's style in musical composition or in writing; work of art openly imitating the works of other artists


Sentences Containing 'pastiche'

Adrian Thrills of the "Daily Mail" described it as "a bubbly Jackson Five pastiche".
Anya describes her own duet "I'll Never Tell" as "a retro pastiche that's never gonna be a breakaway pop hit".
Fairnie and Sage continued as the Techno Twins, covering "Falling In Love Again", which charted in 1982, and releasing "Swing Together", a Glenn Miller-meets-Marilyn Monroe pastiche.
Gideon (no HWV number) is an oratorio pastiche compiled largely from the works of George Frideric Handel by John Christopher Smith.
He has resisted pastiche", and blamed the book's weaknesses on the character of Bond as created by Fleming.
His completion of the (presumed) final unfinished fugue in "The Art of Fugue" has nothing of pastiche about it, and in fact has often been recorded as the final piece of the set.
In this respect, it is arguable whether MUFS’ film productions in the 1960s perceived of themselves as being specifically or importantly Australian; or as part of an international movement of filmmaking instigated by the nouvelle vague (the films themselves are a curious hybrid: most definitely influenced by the style of the New Wave, its penchant for pastiche and quotation, but also very localised in their view of Melbourne).
It was released on July 22, 2005, in the United States, and was nominated for three awards, including the Teen Choice Award. It is described as a pastiche of "escape-from-dystopia" science fiction films of the 1960s and 1970s such as "Fahrenheit 451", "THX 1138", "", and "Logan's Run".
Listeners will note a balance and interplay of heavy riffs, lush and delicate as well as dissonant/energetic orchestral parts, classic prog and a tasteful use of pastiche.
The candid descriptions of sexuality (including her own) found in her books and her columns have drawn considerable attention, as have her personal revelations about sexual fantasies, even to the point of ridicule: Dorine Wiersma won the Annie M.G. Schmidt award for best theatrical song for "Stoute Heleen", a crude pastiche of van Royen's depictions of her own sexuality.
The Last Sherlock Holmes Story is a non-canonical Sherlock Holmes pastiche novel by Michael Dibdin.
The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes (published in the U.S. as Sherlock Holmes: The Missing Years) is a non-canonical Sherlock Holmes pastiche novel by Jamyang Norbu, originally published in India in 1999.
The pasticcio "Giove in Argo" was performed in 2007 after its premiere that season at the Handel Festival, Göttingen. The 2009 festival staged the operas "Floridante" and "Serse", the pastiche "Anaesthesia", also the oratorios "Theodora", "Messiah", "Belshazzar" and "Israel in Egypt".
The quiz involves the panellists each week writing a pastiche of the work of a selected author; Faulks has published a collection of his efforts as a book, "Pistache" (2006), which was described in "The Scotsman" as "a little treasure of a book.
The series is a modern pastiche of the Jonathan Swift novel "Gulliver's Travels".

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