Being typical and being individual

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Bacon , H 2019 , Being typical and being individual . in J Riis & A Taylor (eds) , Screening Characters : Theories of Character in Film, Television, and interactive Media . Routledge , New York and London , pp. 77-92 . https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429422508-5

Title: Being typical and being individual
Author: Bacon, Henry
Editor: Riis, Johannes; Taylor, Aaron
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Film and Television Studies
Publisher: Routledge
Date: 2019
Language: eng
Number of pages: 15
Belongs to series: Screening Characters Theories of Character in Film, Television, and interactive Media
ISBN: 978-1-138-39182-6
978-0-429-42250-8
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/327617
Abstract: This chapter discusses how typification and individuation of characters operates in different modes of filmmaking and how the basis of this balance can be found in out real world interaction. At one end of the spectrum there is the kind of ideologically based typification that can be found in historical-materialist films made in the Soviet Uninon in the 1920s, at the other films such as VIsconti's The Leopard, which exemplifies George Lukács' notion of type as an individual chow crystallizes the crucial social aspects of a class in a certain historical situation. THe latter serves as an important demonstration of hos typification and individuation are not necessarily diameterically opposite but can work together as a part of our orientation into the real social world as well as its representations in fiction.
Subject: 6131 Theatre, dance, music, other performing arts
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