This is certainly a very self-referential movie, much more than your previous works.
If this isn't self-referential enough, the second novel Gabriel is working on is a historical novel set in Newfoundland.
This is not, we hasten to say, because the film is deliberately cold and self-referential in a postmodern fashion.
While the author is self-conscious about being self-referential , he is also knowing about that self-conscious self-referentiality.
In 1960, metafiction popped up, describing self-referential novels that dealt with the writing of fiction.
The play is also very up-front about being a self-referential , postmodern story-about-stories kind of play, yet manages to do this in a way that's neither academic nor affected.
The self-referential jibes and parody elements work well, as do the innumerable anime in-jokes.
Moreover, our model adds a dimension that is not present in either Belting or Warburg: the idea of art as a self-staging and self-referential project.
They might begin to take note of the fact that their self-absorbed and self-referential works over the past two decades in particular have made almost no impact.
Although actors as spectators reinforces the self-referential theatrical imagery, it adds to the sense of an illustrated lecture.