"Instrument: Ten Years with the Band Fugazi" Film Review by John

"Instrument: Ten Years with the Band Fugazi"
A review of the film: "Instrument: Ten Years with the Band Fugazi," directed by Jem Cohen.
# 8115 | 770 words | 0 sources | 2002
Published on Feb 05, 2003 in Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.)


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In this review of the film, the idea of semiotics is brought up and symbolism is focused upon. It details what the band signifies, comments on the use of non-concrete, emotional and visual language and interprets the film's frequent use of personal interviews.

From the Paper:

"The film Instrument: Ten Years with the Band Fugazi, directed by Jem Cohen is not designed specifically as an exercise in semiotics. However, music or film critics, to better shed light upon the nature of the director's project, may interpret the film in a semiotic fashion. Over the course of the film, the band Fugazi takes on the significance of a symbol certain aspects of the alternative music movement, aspects that have emerged relatively uncorrupted by the mass media's adoption of alternative music because of the perseverance of the band's members. The band comes to symbolize what is pure and lasting about the aspects of the youth movement that began as "alternative music.""

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"Instrument: Ten Years with the Band Fugazi" (2003, February 05) Retrieved July 18, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/film-review/instrument-ten-years-with-the-band-fugazi-8115/

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""Instrument: Ten Years with the Band Fugazi"" 05 February 2003. Web. 18 July. 2019. <https://www.academon.com/film-review/instrument-ten-years-with-the-band-fugazi-8115/>

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