Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Theorists - Levi Strauss

Binary Oppositions:

  • Claude Levi Strauss focused on how meaning is created within a film's narrative
  • He argued that Binary Oppositions create meaning and further the storyline via these oppositions clashing with one another
  • These take many different forms and are very genre dependent. The following are just some examples a variety of films have in their storyline:
Man vs. Woman - Mr & Mrs Smith
Hero vs. Villain - The Dark Knight
West vs. East - Hurt Locker
Science vs. Nature - The Happening
Young vs. Old - Harry Brown
Human vs. Alien - Alien/s

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