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The Politics of Hollywood Conspiracy Films in the Era of Late Capitalism

후기 자본주의 시대 헐리우드 음모론 영화의 정치성

  • 이지행 (중앙대학교 첨단영상대학원)
  • Received : 2013.11.05
  • Accepted : 2014.02.17
  • Published : 2014.03.28

Abstract

Conspiracy theory is often considered as a kind of paranoid and an act of throwing all the blame solely on the Big Other who is presumed to control all the incidents behind the curtain. While, it is also assessed as a socio-political sub-culture and a way of interpreting the world full of closure and insufficient information, keeping us from grasping 'the totality'. Meanwhile recent conspiracy films reflect the ever dense and concealed anatomy of the world now. And it reveals some kind of ideological tendency which is, 'sense of catastrophe' and 'non-ideology' reflecting the world of late capitalism society. This article intends to examine the altered representational appearance and ideology in recent conspiracy films so as to understand how the conspiracy theory, the social-political interpretational mechanism, is converged into the film narrative against the backdrop of late capitalism, a socio-political condition we live in.

Keywords

Conspiracy Theory;Apocalypse;Ideology;Late Capitalism

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