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Transcript of TH [S14]-2
saying and seeing
mystification of images
mechanical reproduction of images
The visible world is arranged for the spectator as the universe was once thought to be arranged for God
Velazquez, Las Meninas
Roland Barthes, Rhetoric of the Image
How does meaning get into the image?
Where does it end?
And if it ends, what is there beyond?
coded iconic message (denoted)
non-coded iconic message (connoted)
to fix the floating chain
from identification to interpretation (directed)
polysemous nature of images
realized at the level of the story (theatre and film)
Photograph vs. drawing (158)
The denoted image naturalizes the symbolic message (159)
The language of the image is not merely the totality of utterances emitted, it is also the totality of utterances received
The second order of signification is cultural and literal
The third level of signification is perceptual and symbolic
Ibsen, A Doll House
Miller's Death of a Salesman
Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone
Beckett's Waiting for Godot
Parks' The America Play
Roberto Rossellini (1906–1977)
The Age of the Medici (1973)