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Film Studies
Film Studies 1020E
Barbara Bruce

Duck Amuck USA, 1953, 7m, c Filmmakers Director: Charles M. (Chuck) Jones Screenwriter: Michael Maltese Cast Mel Blanc as Daffy Duck Mel Blanc as Bugs Bunny The Wizard of Oz USA, 1939, 101m, b/w & c Filmmakers Producer: Mervyn LeRoy Directors: Victor Fleming, King Vidor Screenwriters: Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson, Edgar Allan Woolf, based on the novel by L. Frank Baum Original Music: Harold Arlen Costumes: Adrian Cast Judy Garland as Dorothy Ray Bolger as Hunk/The Scarecrow Bert Lahr as Zeke/The Cowardly Lion Jack Haley as Hickory/The Tin Woodsman Billie Burke as Glinda Margaret Hamilton as Miss Gulch/The Wicked Witch Frank Morgan as Prof. Marvel/The Wizard/Guard/Coachman Week 1 – Introduction to Film 1020 and Film Studies lecture outline: - intro to course - introduction to reading a film o semiology/semiotics  Ferdinand de Saussure  sign = signifier + signified  “fish” – sign = noise/speech mark + concept  Roland Barthes  two orders of signification  denotative or literal value of the image  connotative value of the image  from these values we read ideological meanings (denotative + connotative = ideology)  Louis Althusser
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