Semiotics and the Analysis of Film
Mitry poses the question: If cinema is a language, can it be understood through the techniques of linguistic analysis? In effect, he interrogates semiology by representing its basic proposition and approaches, comparing them with: "scientific humanist" aesthetics. Mitry's study ranges across film language, its syntax, grammar and code, signs and signification, montage, images, narrative structures, symbols and metaphors, and the rhythm of film.
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