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Unformatted text preview: -waves into a flashback then comes back to the sound of a shot glass hitting the bar The Language of a Film-Course Narrative A. The FFI creates an economic, aesthetic, and ideological structure in which individual films occur B. Film form is the aesthetic domain in which films makes meaning, including personal, economic and ideological meaning. C. Language is a useful metaphor for the relationship between film form and culture/ideology Language-Film is a kind of language-language is an act of construction, not labeling-languages are culturally distinct Semiotics-sign: object-signifier: what object stands for-denotative meaning: actual meaning-Connotative meaning: what does it mean culturally-ex. Balloon in M-stop sign Cinematic Signifying Systems-camera-mise-en-scene (incl lighting)-editing-special effects...
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course COMM 150 taught by Professor Jordan during the Summer '99 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.
- Summer '99