The Utopian Function of Fairy Tales' Adaptations in Hollywood
- 10.2991/sshr-17.2018.84How to use a DOI?
- Culture Industry, The Instrumentalization of Fantasy, The Utopian Function, Fairy tale adaptation films
From birth to present, Fairy tale adaptations play an important role in Hollywood films. Those adaptation films have been considered as the culture industry because of their pattern adaptations which carrying the same meaning of National Ideology. The Utopian impulse in fairy tales that inspires people's hope, as Ernst Bloch talked, is undermined in Hollywood adaptation films. Hollywood films provided viewers the concreted fantasy, which inspired people's desire and encouraged them to consume fantasy instead of imagine an alternative future. But the utopian function still can be found in Hollywood films, the three aspects may be considered: Firstly, those films named the unnamed things so that we can recognize them;Secondly, lots of cracks between films and the ideology them carried can be found in film texts; Thirdly, viewers of these films are not a monolithic group, the diversity of viewers bring various reading on the films.
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TY - CONF AU - Yingying Li PY - 2017/12 DA - 2017/12 TI - The Utopian Function of Fairy Tales' Adaptations in Hollywood BT - Proceedings of the 2017 International Seminar on Social Science and Humanities Research (SSHR 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 477 EP - 480 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/sshr-17.2018.84 DO - 10.2991/sshr-17.2018.84 ID - Li2017/12 ER -