master's thesis
Application of structuroalist methodology to film analisis: western genre

Davor Parač (2015)
University of Zagreb
University of Zagreb -Department of Croatian Studies
Department of Communication Sciences
Metadata
TitlePrimjena strukturalističke metodologije na analizu filma: žanr vestrn
AuthorDavor Parač
Mentor(s)Tomislav Janović (thesis advisor)
Danijel Labaš (thesis advisor)
Abstract
U ovom se diplomskom radu istražuje žanr vestern-filma kao dio „mitologije“ (u specifičnom, strukturalističkom smislu tog pojma) određenoga društva i određenog vremena. Metodologija analize filmova preuzeta je iz knjige Willa Wrighta Revolveri i društvo iz 1975. godine. U prvom dijelu rada iznose se teorijski temelji Wrightova pristupa – strukturalistička lingvistika Ferdinanda de Saussurea, koncept binarnih opozicija Praške škole, te razumijevanje mitologije prema Claude Lévi Straussu i Ronaldu Barthesu. Potom je, u središnjem dijelu rada, Wrightova metodologija – koja se sastoji od (1) otkrivanja binarnih opozicija u filmu, (2) primjeni Proppovog koncepta linearnih funkcija na filmski narativ, (3) klasifikacije zapleta vestern-filma, te (4) odgonetavanja značenja opozicije s obzirom na funkcije – primijenjena na sedam odabranih filmova vestern-žanra snimljenih između 1948. i 1992. godine i razvrstanih prema tipu zapleta. Navedeni strukturalistički pristup žanrovskom filmu ima prednosti u odnosu na individualnu interpretaciju pojedinog filmologa ili kritičara jer otkrivanje zakonitosti prema kojima je strukturiran narativ filma pruža uvid u strukturu ljudskog mišljenja, ali i u društvene odnose vremena u kojem je film snimljen.
Keywordsfilm western semiotics structuralism Will Wright mythology function binary oppositions plot
Parallel title (English)Application of structuroalist methodology to film analisis: western genre
Committee MembersIvan Burić
Danijel Labaš
Tomislav Janović
GranterUniversity of Zagreb
University of Zagreb -Department of Croatian Studies
Lower level organizational unitsDepartment of Communication Sciences
PlaceZagreb
StateCroatia
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineSOCIAL SCIENCES
Information and Communication Sciences
Communicology
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelgraduate
Study programmeDepartment of Communication Studies
Academic title abbreviationmag. comm.
Genremaster's thesis
Language Croatian
Defense date2015-09-30
Parallel abstract (English)
The present thesis is a research into the western movie genre as part of a “mythology” (in the specific, structuralist meaning of the term) of a given society and a given historic period. The applied research methodology is borrowed from Will Wrightʼs work Sixguns and Society from 1975. In the first part of the thesis, the theoretical basis of Wright’s work is exposed – structural linguistics of Ferdinand de Saussure, the Prague School concept of binary oppositions, and the understanding of mythology according to Claude Lévi Strauss and Ronald Barthes. In the second, main part of the thesis, Wright’s methodology – consisting in (1) detection of binary oppositions, (2) application of Propp’s linear functions to the film narrative, (3) classification of the film plot, and (4) reconstruction of the meaning of the oppositions with respect to liner functions – is applied to seven western movies created between 1949 and 1992, and classified according to the plot type. The proposed formalist approach to western movies has significant advantages over individual interpretation of a single filmologist or a film-critic. Namely, the reconstruction of the rules according to which a film narrative is structured enables insight not only into the structure of the human thought but also into the social relationships of the period in which the film was made.
Parallel keywords (Croatian)film vestern semiotika strukturalizam Will Wright mitologija funkcija binarne opozicije zaplet
Resource typetext
Access conditionAccess restricted to students and staff of home institution
Terms of usehttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
URN:NBNhttps://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:111:724617
CommitterRužica Grbešić