Analysis of Media Stereotypes of the Russian Image in Media Studies in the Student Audience (Example: The Screen Versions of Jules Verne's Novel 'Michael Strogoff')
European Researcher, Vol. (83), № 9-2, 2014
7 Pages Posted: 30 Jun 2015
Date Written: June 30, 2015
As a result of the analysis students come to the conclusion that the screen adaptations of Jules Verne's novel ''Michael Strogoff'' create, though an oversimplified and adapted to western stereotypes of perception, but a positive image of Russia – as a stronghold of European values at the Asian frontiers, a country with a severe climate, boundless Siberian spacious areas, manly and patriotic warriors, a wise monarchy. At the same time, both Jules Verne's novel and its screen adaptations contain clear-cut western pragmatism – the confidence that if a man has a proper will he can rule his destiny.
Keywords: media stereotypes; Russian image; media studies; media literacy education; film studies; students; screen; film; Michael Strogoff
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