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ERIC Number: EJ824022
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1470-8477
Reading "Dogville" in Brazil: Image, Language and Critical Literacy
Mor, Walkyria Monte
Language and Intercultural Communication, v6 n2 p124-135 May 2006
This paper is a report of a research project on critical multiliteracies and multimodality in Brazilian education. In the context of a growing concern for the construction of images in contemporary society, the paper discusses the interrelations between image, language and interpretation. The specific object of the investigation described below is the cinematic image as communication. This paper discusses the interpretive strategies of university-level Brazilian spectators of the film "Dogville", directed by Lars von Trier, seeking to understand the interpretive strategies of these spectators in relation to a film whose highly specific visual language provokes differing cultural interpretations. (Contains 2 notes and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Brazil