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Authors:Fredrik Sunnemark: Section for Cultural Studies, University West, Sweden
Publication title:Film and Ideology – Remarks on a Complicated Relationship
Conference:Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11–13 June 2007
Publication type: Abstract and Fulltext
Article No.:060
Abstract:To argue that films are ideological products is not in any way controversial. Rather; this is the very basis for much discussion; understanding and critique of film. But still; this is an understanding that is very much in need of further critical examination. What does it mean to say that a film carries and transmits ideological notions? The answers to this question actualize several different notions of film as well ideology.

Are films ideological in the sense that they mirror they society in which they are created? Or are they ideological since they discuss and provide certain perspectives on this society? Is it possible that there are different ideological projects in the same film depending on which of these perspectives one chooses?

In the paper; these questions are examined on a theoretical level as well as through examples from the films King Kong; Pretty Woman and American Psycho.

No. of pages:7
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet

Fredrik Sunnemark (2007). Film and Ideology – Remarks on a Complicated Relationship, Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11–13 June 2007;article=060 (accessed 10/7/2015)