Ramie Tateishi is an Associate Professor at National University in La Jolla, California, where he teaches classes in film and literature in the Department of Arts and Humanities. His work on film, television, and popular culture has appeared in journals such as Asian Cinema and in edited collections such as Fear Without Frontiers and The Language of Doctor Who: From Shakespeare to Alien Tongues. As a popular culture scholar, he is a frequent guest commentator on KPBS, San Diego’s local public radio station. He is also a classically trained musician who has composed scores for independent stage productions such as Sisters, Oregon for Lost Dog Productions, and independent feature films such as The Extra for Elusive Entertainment.
Rhetorical analysis of film refers to the study of how elements of a film work together to communicate ideas and create specific audience orientations, identifications, feelings, and attitudes. When you study rhetorical devices, you are studying how a text uses symbols to elicit particular responses or suggest particular meanings. These “symbols” might be words, sounds, or images, and a “text”...
Published on Mar 14th 2021