Writing a Subtext

  • Lena Redman


This chapter elaborates on the overtonal montage discussed in the previous chapter. It is the congruence of the dynamism of a given context with the key-element in the presentation. The key-element is interpreted in the context of the ‘collateral vibration’ that it is represented by, and the two are therefore inseparable. Leaning on alphabetic text as a methodology for articulating the mind that has been in use for millennia, cinematic writing suggests considering it as the key element in multimodal representations. Multimodal components are integrated into the alphabetic text not as additional embellishments but as an integral conglomerate in representing Open image in new window meaning-making. The gestalt—an interplay of all modes—entails the compositional unity in which every element of different modes plays its own role in signifying meaning. Given that every individual has a unique perception of the world, it is people’s rhetorical sovereignty to express themselves using the semiotic resources most congruent to the articulations of their mind-cinemas.


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  • Lena Redman
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  1. 1.Monash UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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