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Signing With A Sword: Signature Sign Patterns of Semiotics as Connotative Constructs Applied to Chinese Martial Arts Cinema
This thesis proposes a new semiotic approach to analyzing films based on their sign patterns, or “signatures”, which attributes the sign pattern to a key influence in the production of the film. By using these signatures ...
From Un Couer Simple to A Simple Heart: An Adaptation of Gustave Flaubert‟s French Story Un Coeur Simple into an English Screenplay
Many movies today seem to be based on a novel or short story. After viewing a film based on a novel, an audience member might respond, “It wasn‟t as good as the book.” When someone reads a novel or short story in English, ...
Laughing at Bombs: An Ideological Analysis of the 1957 U.S. Civil Defense Film "A Day Called X"
After the second world war, numerous civil defense efforts were undertaken by the United States to respond to Soviet threats of nuclear attack. One such effort was the 1957 civil defense film, A Day Called X. This film was ...