S/Z and Rules of the Game

Lesage, Julia
September 2013
Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media;Fall2013, Issue 55, p36
Academic Journal
A reprint is presented of the article "S/Z and Rules of the Game," by Julia Lesage, which appeared in the Winter 1976-1977 issue. Topics discussed include the application of narrative coding levels in Roland Barthes' book "S/Z" to studies of fiction films such as Jean Renoir's "Rules of the Game," art's mediation of social assumptions and cultural patterns, and Barthes' other concepts that seem to have a direct applicability to film study. Also mentioned are criteria for a classic text.


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