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Initial indications for the semiotics of a movie genre: the musical film

By Ciro Flamarion Cardoso

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-7976.2012v19n27p32 Este artigo aplica indicações de Yuri Lotman sobre a incidência semiótica de um texto dentro do texto a um gênero específico marcado por tal fenômeno, o filme musical. Para esclarecer a incidência indicada, analisam-se três filmes musicais: South Pacific (Josha Logan, 1958), West Side story (Robert Wise e Jerome Robbins, 1961) e My fair lady (George Cukor, 1964). A intenção da análise é mostrar as modalidades diferentes em que se cumprem as hipóteses derivadas de Lotman, no relativo às formas de integrar ou, pelo contrário, de separar taxativamentre os subtextos representados e os subtextos cantados e/ou dançados.This article applies certain indications of method, suggested by Yuri Lotman, concerning how the semiotic effects of a text introduced within another text can work in a movie genre especially prone to such phenomenon: the musical film. In order to study the incidence of said phenomenon, three musical filmes are analysed: South Pacific (Josha Logan, 1958), West Side story (Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, 1961), and My fair lady (George Cukor, 1964). The analyses are made to show how varied can be the ways in which the hypotheses we derived from Lotman appear; these hypotheses speak of the forms to integrate, or contrarywise to clearly separate, the subtexts which in the film are acted, from those which are sung or danced

Topics: História, Gênero cinematográfico; Filme musical; Semiótica; Subtextos; Yuri Lotman, History, Movie genre; Musical film; Semiotics; Subtexts; Yuri Lotman
Publisher: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
Year: 2012
DOI identifier: 10.5007/2175-7976.2012v19n27p32
OAI identifier: oai:periodicos.ibict.br.Esbocos:oai:periodicos.ufsc.br:article/26766
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