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Altman’s Dual Focus Semantic/Syntactic Musical
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Film Opposit es Extended Series of Parallelisms Resolution (closely related to social values) Subtextual Social Values Visual Motifs (also musical motifs?) New Moon 1940 Robert Z. Leonard Female: rich cultured , beautifu l, easily offende d; the male, poor, practica l energeti c, tenacio us They both sing; opening sequence and ??? Each must adopt the characteristics of the other. Primary: He demonstrates his civility and she demonstrates her desire (1 st sequence)-- additional evidence? Secondary? She: restraint He: energy Clothing (layers, 1 st sequence) Gigi 1958, Vincente Minnelli Parallel structure creates important attributes of the interpretation process” (22) Duality: instead of traditional cause/effect pattern “we have a less linear configuration whereby each male *Gasto n & Gigi (sexual differen tiation; gender; beauty/r iches) * seconda ry or minor *both are collectors (“The function of men is to collect women, the role of women is to
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2011 for the course SLS 492 taught by Professor Swenson during the Winter '11 term at BYU.

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