• ISSN: 2010-3646
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Social. Scienc. Humanit.
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IJSSH 2021 Vol.11(4): 127-132 ISSN: 2010-3646
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2021.V11.1053

Analysis on the Impact of the Ideology Differences on Films — Take The Captain and Sullyas Examples

Weiyi Li
Abstract—China and the United States share significant differences in social ideology and cultural backgrounds, resulting in many differences in narrative, humanistic expression, communication and target market positioning of films with the similar theme. This essay takes The Captain and Sully as examples. Through analysis and summary, the writer finds that the differences in social ideology and cultural background have an impact on the narrative tactic, target market, the production, and the circulation strategy of films. For example, at the narrative theme level, The Captain is country-centered, while Sully pays more attention to the inner changes of the characters. In terms of production, The Captain pays more attention to the excitement brought to the audience watching the movie, while Sully pays more attention to the movie story itself. In the choice of target market, the target market of The Captain is positioned in China, while Sully positioned in the world. The distinctive choices of plot and theme of the two films reflect the differences in cultures and ideologies of the two countries. The purpose of this essay is to provide film workers with new creative ideas through analysis, and to lead readers to think.

Index Terms—Ideology, film narrative, collectivism, individualistic heroism, target market.

The author is with Chongqing Technology and Business University, Chongqing 400067, China (e-mail: 2017075108@mail.ctbu.edu.cn)

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Cite: Weiyi Li, "Analysis on the Impact of the Ideology Differences on Films — Take The Captain and Sullyas Examples," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 127-132, 2021.

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