Cinema has become, perhaps after television, the most popular form of visual entertainment in the modern world. Every night, millions of people sit to watch a movie on television, a movie or a movie on the silver screen in the movie.
Spectators away from cinemas satisfied with what they saw or disappointed, some having a kind of neutral view of the quality of the film. All, however, they were in communication with the messages presented by the film.
Unlike printing, which uses word or music, which uses sound, in the middle of the film uses several different tracks to reach your audience. These are images, music, dialogue, sound and written materials.
These five are mixed by the producers of the film to form a “language”, although it is not the language of the word, a phrase or text, but the language of signs. The five are projected to the public, and each of the five is a sign, signifying something else. The language of the film is the language of semiology, the language of signs.
The term “significant” is used to mean the physical form of the sign. In a movie, it could be a smile, a red sign, dramatic music, a cry, or the words of a letter that someone is reading. Each signifies something represents something else.
A smile can mean happiness, joy or love, but it could also mean a victory of some sort to person smiles. Everyone knows that a red light means “STOP”.
Dramatic music could mean that something important is about to happen. A cry usually means danger or pain of some sort, but this may depend on the context in which the cry is heard. Finally, the words of a letter that someone is reading on the screen using the semantics of the language, English, French or Arabic, for example, in a way we know . The word “dog,” for example, in English, represents the canine species as familiar to animal lovers, and even though there is absolutely nothing “like a dog” in the letters of the word D-O-G. The word is also a signifier.