Advances in Humanities Research

Advances in Humanities Research

Vol. 4, 22 December 2023


Open Access | Article

Trying to Discuss the Important Significance of Semiotics in Film Criticism

Ziluo Zhou * 1
1 Communication University of China

* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.

Advances in Humanities Research, Vol. 4, 12-17
Published 22 December 2023. © 2023 The Author(s). Published by EWA Publishing
This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Citation Ziluo Zhou. Trying to Discuss the Important Significance of Semiotics in Film Criticism. AHR (2023) Vol. 4: 12-17. DOI: 10.54254/2753-7080/4/2023027.

Abstract

Symbols are representative and symbolic signs that carry information that can be accepted and perceived. Modern semiotics emerged at the beginning of the 20th century, pioneered by Saussure and Peirce, and further developed and extended with the rise of structuralism. Film semiotics, a newly born methodology, has had profound effects on film criticism and film studies. This paper, based on the semiotic perspective, explores the origins and applications of film semiotics theory, examining its significance and contemporary value in film criticism.

Keywords

film semiotics, film criticism, symbols

References

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3. Wu, Q. (2001). Contemporary Film Theory and Speculative Film Creation. Beijing: Beijing Hope Electronic Publishing House, 131.

4. Barthes, R. (1999). Elements of Semiology. Beijing: Life·Reading·New Knowledge Joint Publishing, 53.

5. Metz, M. (2006). Film Language. Beijing: China Film Press, 5.

6. Zhou, Q. P. (2010). The Achilles' Heel of Film Semiotics: Criticism of "Film and Method: A Selection of Semiological Texts." China Book Review, 07, 44.

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Volume Title
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Published Date
22 December 2023
Series
Advances in Humanities Research
ISSN (Print)
2753-7080
ISSN (Online)
2753-7099
DOI
10.54254/2753-7080/4/2023027
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© 2023 The Author(s)
Open Access
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