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Student
Title
Supervisor
Faculty
Educational Programme
Final Grade
Year of Graduation
Dariia Sageeva
The Genre of Historical Blockbuster on Films of Ridley Scott
Journalism
(Bachelor’s programme)
7
2016
The study is about representation of historical reality in films of Ridley Scott. It reveals how rules of the screen narrative change the historical context and why the contemporary geopolitic discource has an influence on the depiction of the past.

Actuality of the study is based on popularity of historical films. Furthermore in closely connected to the cultural request for the historical representation in media.

The research analyses the historical facts reflected in films Gladiator (2000), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Robin Hood (2010) and Exodus: Gonds and Kings (2014).

The resulting materials permit to draw the following conclusions. Historical facts are manipulated purposely to fit the dramaturgic rules and narrative logic. Moreover the contemporary geopolitics is reflected in the films due to the cultural necessity of attractive depiction of the professional peacekeeping warrior from the West. It creates the original universe of each film.

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