Encoding Signifieds of Hairstyles in the movie ‘Unstoppable’ A Semiotic Analysis

Asma Iqbal, Malik Haqnawaz Danish


Media play an important role in conveying entertainment to the audience. As there are a lot of developments and discoveries in this postmodern era, media promote all those ideas which are newly introduced in any genre. Film from the very start, is one of the major genre in literature (visual) which claims more attention from the audience than any other form of entertainment. Media also play an important role in socio-cultural change of the society. Community considers media the best source of information, although at times, it is not. Media play an important role in shaping beliefs and ideologies of a common man.

Film is considered the important medium which brings a lot of cultural changes in the society, The movie Unstoppable  also invites those changes and left some questions in the minds of the audience. The present study analyzes the various hairstyles of the movie actors and how these styles are changed according to the setting of the scene along with employing the state of minds of the characters. What these styles signify?. How various hair styles are used as a  sign in this movie?. Researchers study this phenomenon through semiotic analysis. Few images were selected to analyze the reasons behind that act under the discipline of semiotics.

Key words: Semiotics, Unstoppable, Hair style, Analyze, sign.

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