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How to Analyse Movies #7: Iconography & Realisticness

The final part in the How To Analyze Movies series - we round up the final bits, iconography and realism. And that's it!

How to Analyse Movies #7: Iconography & Realisticness - Django Unchained

In previous chapters, we’ve discussed film language, signs, codes and conventions, mise-en-scène and editing, the camera, lighting, sound and score, and finally, story and genre.

In this final chapter, we’ll discuss iconography and realisticness. I’m using the term realisticness over “realism” here, even if that would be grammatically correct, but I don’t want to confuse you. Discussing realism would open a can of film theory worms, and is very different to what I want to discuss here, which is simply how realistic a film is.

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Next in How To Analyse Movies:

You’re currently on part 7: Iconography & Realism
Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Signs, Codes & Conventions
Part 3: Mise-en-Scene & Editing
Part 4: Considering the Camera
Part 5: Lighting, Sound & Score
Part 6: Story & Genre
Part 8: Putting it into Practice

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