Structuralist versus Phenomenological Notions of “Intention”

Mingxian posted an excellent question late last week about the problem of intention. If we look at camera angles in Bleu or La Strada, and we perceive that they relate fortuitously to narrative themes (etc.), and we attribute that coherence to the “director’s intention,” are we leaving structuralism/semiotics and heading back to phenomenology?

My answer to her was no. I’m afraid the post got buried, so see the exchange for yourself here.

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