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The new Hollywood cinema antihero : the findings of a macro study towards a nuanced definition of complex heroes

Robert King (UGent)
(2017)
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This working paper presents an overview of a macro study of 220 films over an eleven-year period. The findings it details are taken from my research on the evolution of the antihero as a character and narrative construct during a period of social, political, and economic flux in American history. These findings demonstrate how diverse conflicted protagonists challenge narrative binaries and simplistic archetypes during a period of innovation in filmmaking. Moreover, the working paper clearly demonstrates that important work is needed to understand the evolution of antiheroes during a period of Hollywood renaissance.

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King, Robert. 2017. The New Hollywood Cinema Antihero : the Findings of a Macro Study Towards a Nuanced Definition of Complex Heroes Ghent: Working Papers Film & TV Studies .
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King, Robert. (2017). The new Hollywood cinema antihero : the findings of a macro study towards a nuanced definition of complex heroes . Ghent: Working Papers Film & TV Studies .
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King R. The new Hollywood cinema antihero : the findings of a macro study towards a nuanced definition of complex heroes . Ghent: Working Papers Film & TV Studies ; 2017.
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King, Robert. The New Hollywood Cinema Antihero : the Findings of a Macro Study Towards a Nuanced Definition of Complex Heroes . Ghent: Working Papers Film & TV Studies , 2017. Print.
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  abstract     = {This working paper presents an overview of a macro study of 220 films over an eleven-year
period. The findings it details are taken from my research on the evolution of the antihero as a
character and narrative construct during a period of social, political, and economic flux in
American history. These findings demonstrate how diverse conflicted protagonists challenge
narrative binaries and simplistic archetypes during a period of innovation in filmmaking.
Moreover, the working paper clearly demonstrates that important work is needed to understand the evolution of antiheroes during a period of Hollywood renaissance. },
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  title        = {The new Hollywood cinema antihero : the findings of a macro study towards a nuanced definition of complex heroes },
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  year         = {2017},
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