Hollywood and the Evolution of the US Presidential Image: a Juxtaposition of Reality and Film

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2019
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UNIVERSITY OF ABBES LAGHROUR-KHENCHELA
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Abstract: The present study aims at investigating and exploring the concept of Hollywood evolution and the presidential image: the juxtaposition of film and reality. The current study, which took place during the academic year (2018/2019), aims at highlighting the political messages and the power behind any presidential image and their effect on people‘s mind. Thus, it is very important to understand that those films are not done just for entertainment and passing time, they are in political mission in which they are going to address specific political idea. Subsequently, the research approach adopted for this thesis is the investigative research including conceptual and relational content analysis in analyzing six presidential films including Young Mr. Lincoln 1939, Nixon 1995, Air Force One 1997, Wag the Dog 1997, W 2008 and Barry 2016. Namely, we intended to explore this research might pave the way for an additional study towards the subjectmatter.
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