The Image of the White Movement in the Western Feature Cinema (1931–2016)
Authors: Alexander Fedorov
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This article gives the way for hermeneutic analysis of the topic of the White movement in the mirror of the Western cinema (1931–2016). The hermeneutical analysis suggests media text comprehension through comparison with historical, cultural tradition and reality; penetration of its logic; through comparison of media images in historical and cultural context by combining historical, hermeneutical analysis of the structural, plot, ethical, ideological, iconographic / visual, media stereotypes and analysis of media text characters. An analysis of this kind of media texts, in our opinion, is particularly important for media literacy education of future historians, culture and art historians, sociologists, psychologists and educators. Thus, the comparative analysis of plot schemes, characters, and ideology of the Western feature films of 1931–2016, in varying degrees of affecting the subject of the White movement, leads to the conclusion about the essential similarity of their media stereotypes. Content analysis of screen media texts of 1931–2016 on the topic related to the White movement allows generally to submit their basic narrative schemes.
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