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Ripley, Rose och Neytiri: Feministiska Förebilder: En undersökning om hur kvinnor gestaltas i James Camerons filmer
Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Moving Image Production.
Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Moving Image Production.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Female characters in James Cameron’s movies (English)
Abstract [en]

Throughout recent film history, James Cameron has made a name for himself. Two of the top three box-office movies are directed by him. This essay will focus on Cameron’s own portrayal of women in three of his most successful movies: ​Aliens ​ 1986, ​Titanic ​ 1997 and ​Avatar ​ 2009.  We decided to first compare the amount of screen-time and lines women had in his movies in relation to men. Then, by figuring out how he portrayed the female leads in his movies and if they are created from a feminist’s point of view, we compared the female characters to what other researchers have written about feminism and, specifically, feminism in media.  In conclusion, James Cameron has worked against the stereotypes Hollywood has put on their female characters by making each of his characters unique. He does, however, still stick to some of its stereotypes (for example the romance between Jake and Neytiri in ​Avatar ​ ) but his female characters does tend to stand out when it comes to feminism.   

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2019.
Keywords [sv]
Feminism, Genus, James Cameron, Aliens: Återkomsten 1986, Titanic 1997, Avatar 2009, Film, Undersökning, Ellen Ripley, Rose Dewitt Bukater, Rose Dawson, Rose Calvert, Neytiri
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Media and Communication Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-32344OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-32344DiVA, id: diva2:1416313
Available from: 2020-03-23 Created: 2020-03-23

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