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Frontiers in Art Research, 2022, 4(12); doi: 10.25236/FAR.2022.041201.

A Semiotic Study in Film Orlando from the Feminist Vision


Tangtang You

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Tangtang You

City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China


With the development of mass media, many literary works have been remade into films, that are converted from literal symbols to cinematic symbols, thus creating value in the work once again. The creation of modern semiotics has broadened the theoretical, artistic, and technical study of cinema. This article uses the principles of semiotics to analyse the film Orlando and to illustrate the specific use of Roland Barthes's semiotics in the creation of the film in terms of costume design, character performance, and scene shaping. At the same time, based on feminist theory, this paper examines the breakthrough of absolute gender identity and the reconstruction of the complete "person" in Orlando.


Feminism, Film studies, Orlando, Semiotics, Roland Barthes

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Tangtang You. A Semiotic Study in Film Orlando from the Feminist Vision. Frontiers in Art Research (2022) Vol. 4, Issue 12: 1-7. https://doi.org/10.25236/FAR.2022.041201.


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