General Notes

 In his essay, “Leaving the Movie Theater,” culture critic Roland Barthes described the post-film experience of feeling “soft, limp … a little disjointed, even (for a moral organization, relief comes only from this quarter) irresponsible. In other words, obviously, he’s coming out of hypnosis.”  Barthes assigned a healing effect to cinematic hypnosis. He considered “that festival of effects known as a film” to be a fascinating, relaxing and erotic experience1  metzs “every film has its particular structure, which is an overall organization, a network in which everything holds together, in short a system; nut this system is valid only for one film; it is a configuration resulting from various choices.”2

Stam, Robert, Robert Burgoyne, and Sandy Flitterman-Lewis. New vocabularies in film semiotics: Structuralism, post-structuralism, and beyond. London, New York: Routledge, 1992. Print. Sightlines.

Langage et cinéma. Paris: Larousse, 1971. Trans. Language and Cinema. The Hague: Mouton, 1974.

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