Flashcards in A Risk of Stereotyping in Films Deck (21):
What can breaking a stereotype be used for?
Comic effect such as in Sister Act
Who still makes films?
People who do not have a full view of faith still make religious films
What can stereotyping be used to create?
What do they sometimes purposely do?
Stereotype characters for a particular effect
What can stereotyping take away from the film?
Stereotyping can take something away from the message of the film
What is there a lack of?
What is often incidental to the main theme when making a religious film?
Religious beliefs & practices
What can deliberate stereotyping be used for?
To convey a certain message
Can stereotyping in a religious film cause it to be less believable?
Yes to an extent
Are there many films where the characters are not stereotyped at all?
Yes and they become more believable, some people argue
What does a wide variety of beliefs and traditions mean?
Only some are selected and shown in the allotted time limit
What do time constraints in films mean?
Only some sections of beliefs and traditions are chosen
What are traditional stereotyped often viewed as?
What may the media not talk about?
They may not talk about certain aspects of beliefs in addition to what is talked about inaccurately
What does a lack of knowledge mean for the film?
The beliefs/practices may be stereotyped meaning misrepresentation on part of the media creators
How do they sell more newspapers?
They may misrepresent the film in order to sell more newspapers
Why is a film misrepresented?
To disparage a particular group
How is there a danger when creating a religious film?
There is danger when the filmmaker has not done enough research
What can a lack of research mean for religious films?
A lack of research can enforce negative stereotypes in religious films
What is a negative impact of stereotyping?
Gives a simplified portrayal of religious groups