The portrayal of patriotism and the element of unity in American film: a case study of fury / Norirwani Mohd Redzuan

Mohd Redzuan, Norirwani (2019) The portrayal of patriotism and the element of unity in American film: a case study of fury / Norirwani Mohd Redzuan. Journal of Media and Information Warfare, 12 (2). pp. 16-34. ISSN 1985-563X

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Abstract

For this study, the researcher had selected Fury, one of the Hollywood box office films that was produced in 2014 with the profit of 211.8 million USD and it was among the top ten grossing war films in America. The research aimed to identify the element of patriotism in Fury. This study also analysed forms of unity depicted in this film through the use of propaganda theory as film can be a great platform to propagate the message in the film. The researcher used qualitative research approach particularly the qualitative content analysis based on the thematic analysis to look for the theme of patriotism and unity guided by the coding sheet that had been modified by the researcher. Based on the finding from this film, the researcher found that the theme for patriotism were implemented which were patriotic images, strong mentality, loyalty and the role of sound in Fury. While for unity, the director of Fury implemented it through the sub theme of team work, love for country, interracial friendship and the spirit of not giving up. The researcher found that, film Fury do propagate the two themes through the use of propaganda.

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Item Type: Article
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Mohd Redzuan, Norirwani
irwaniredzuan@gmail.com
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > Drama
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > Drama > Motion picture
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > Study and teaching
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Communication and Media Studies > Centre for Media and Information Warfare Studies (CMIWS)
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Media and Information Warfare
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Journal of Media and Information Warfare (JMIW)
ISSN: 1985-563X
Volume: 12
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 16-34
Official URL: https://jmiw.uitm.edu.my
Item ID: 42589
Uncontrolled Keywords: Patriotism, Unity, Propaganda, Fury, Thematic analysis
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/42589

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