How to Read a Film
Chapter 3, The Language of Film: Signs and Syntax
We’ve already had a look at Chapter 3 as the reading assignment for Lesson 4. This time, please concentrate on these sections:
In addition, please read the various sections of the book referring to documentary and docudrama: pp. 96-97, 290-291, 294, 320-322, 356-358, and 492
As we noted earlier, Chapter 3 is the densest chapter of How to Read a Film. A word of warning: There’s a lot of jargon here, so don’t take it too seriously. Instead, try to understand the ideas behind the technical terms.
Please post your responses to the following questions on the class message board.