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Enhanced Expression created through image systems an image system is a strategy of motifs motifs are a category of images embedded in the film Image Systems motifs repeat in sight and sound from beginning to end with persistence and great variation equally great subtlety subliminal communication to increase the depth and complexity of aesthetic emotion Audience Reception audiences react to visual or auditory cues as part of a symbolic system we sense that each object has been selected to mean more than itself so we have a connotation to every denotation –When we see Mercedes, we think rich. –Harley-Davidson, dangerous. –Red Trans Am, problems with sexual identity. Image Systems in Context Like all works of art, a film is a unity in which every object relates to every other image or object. Categories Category means a subject drawn from the physical world that's broad
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Unformatted text preview: enough to contain sufficient variety. ○ category must repeat because one or two isolated symbols have little effect ● Variety and repetition drive the image system ● a film's poetics must be handled w. virtual invisibility and go consciously recognized by the audience Two Types of Image Systems ● External and Internal Imagery ○ External ■ External Imagery already has symbolic meaning outside the film ● –Crucifix, religious meaning ● –Spiderweb, entanglement ● –American flag, patriotism ● Rocky IV ○ Rocky wraps himself in an enormous American flag after defeating the Russian opponent. ● Internal Imagery ○ Internal Imagery takes a category that may or may not have symbolic meaning and brings it into the film to give it an entirely new meaning appropriate to the particular film in that particular film alone....
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