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Popularna geopolitika: apologija imperijalne moći filmskim sredstvima
Popular Geopolitics: Apology of imperial Power with cinematic Means

Author(s): Dražen Barbarić
Subject(s): Sociology of Culture, Film / Cinema / Cinematography
Published by: Filozofski fakultet Sveučilišta u Mostaru
Keywords: critical geopolitics; popular culture; Hollywood; cinematography of national security; politically engaged films

Summary/Abstract: The author analyzes the specific field of popular culture - the film industry, from the perspective of critical geopolitics, and the impact of the latter on the constitution of spatial imagination. Within the framework of the popular geopolitics cinematography occupies an important place, hence the focus on the latter appears as an important attempt to deconstruct the mechanisms of creation and implementation of geographic discourse. is paper examines the status of cinematography, exclusively American, within the geopolitical power networks, while the analysis of films is reduced to three dimensions: narrative, visual and personal (psychological). Moreover, the films are not seen as passive products, but as an active and flexible execution elements of geopolitical power, hence the films are processed as a part of a broader narrative of the war against terrorism, as well as subversive forces, i.e. those questioning the mentioned narrative.

  • Issue Year: 4/2015
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 109-132
  • Page Count: 24
  • Language: Croatian