The Making of 'Annabelle Blue': A Peircean Semiotic Analysis of the Creative Process

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Title: The Making of 'Annabelle Blue': A Peircean Semiotic Analysis of the Creative Process
Authors: Porteous, Carol
Date: 2014
Abstract: The paper discusses how the semiotic relationships involved in the process of creating a documentary, interconnect and affect the documentary's truth claims from the perspective of Peirce's semiotic theory. To do this, I created an autobiographical film called 'Annabelle Blue' and then analyzed the experience. The making of 'Annabelle Blue' involved a number of representations, each of which involved the interplay of iconic, indexical and symbolic elements and each of which had a substantial influence on how the process continued. It is my contention that documentary's truth claims must be evaluated in light of the assumption that documentary representation is a dynamic, creative process involving the jostling for position between semiotic aspects at every level.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/31739
http://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-6612
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