Saturday, September 24, 2011

Roland Barthes quote from "Rhetoric of the Image"

"While rare in the fixed image, this relay-text becomes very important in film, where dialogue functions not simply as elucidation but really does advance the action by setting out, in the sequence of messages, meanings that are not to be found in the image itself. Obviously, the two functions of the linguistic message can co-exist in the one iconic whole, but the dominance of the one or the other is of consequence for the general economy of a work."

My interpretation of this quote is that dubbing audio and the speech of a "video" may create different meanings other than images being displayed. Music and my personal work with poetry and performance show thus.

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