Proceedings of the 2017 International Seminar on Social Science and Humanities Research (SSHR 2017)

The Utopian Function of Fairy Tales' Adaptations in Hollywood

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Yingying Li
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Yingying Li
Available Online December 2017.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/sshr-17.2018.84How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Culture Industry, The Instrumentalization of Fantasy, The Utopian Function, Fairy tale adaptation films
Abstract

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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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2017 International Seminar on Social Science and Humanities Research (SSHR 2017)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
December 2017
ISBN
978-94-6252-443-9
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2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/sshr-17.2018.84How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2018, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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