Film Theory: Signification–Focus Shift from Signified Work to Process of Signification

Over the past several decades, there has been a shift from the signified of film to the process and practice of signification.

A shift from what film “means” to how the film produces “meaning for various viewers at various times.

The operation of ideology in every and any film (even the most popular and commercial ones) has led to the decline of auteurism as dominant perspective.