Objects of Desire – Methodology for Film Analysis in the Sense of Peircean Semiotics and Intermedial Studies
This article aims at analyzing objects as signs of filmic aesthetic. Objects acquire several functions in films: Sometimes they are only scene objects or support a particular film style. Some objects are specially chosen to translate the characters’ interior or the directors’s aesthetical or even his ethical commitment with the narrative. In order to understand such functions and commitments this paper analyze objects of Wim Wenders’ films and apply an original systematic, which is based on Peircean semiotics and intermedial studies. This theme involves Cinema and Design, but it also embraces points of view of other disciplines, such as literature studies, history, psychology and sociology.