What Does Cinematic Mean

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Q2. Cinematic Form and Meaning In Bordwell and Thomson Text Book, the authors present four types of interpretation used understand how cinematic form makes meaning. Those are Referential Meaning, Explicit Meaning, Implicit Meaning, and Symptomatic Meaning. First, Referential Meaning: The referential meaning of a film sequence refers to events outside of the film’s enclosed reality. In the case of The Leftovers, this would be the invocation of the religious concept of rapture, or the lifting and taking away of religiously “chosen” individuals. It also invokes a post-apocalyptic reality in a manner common to many post-apocalyptic films. Second, Explicit Meaning: The explicit meaning of the opening sequence of
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