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ERIC Number: ED030311
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
Pages: 51
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Image of the Artist in Fictional Cinema.
Lanier, Vincent
The main concern of this study--what is the image of the artist as it is projected by entertainment films--raises four subsidiary questions. The first is whether that image varies from one film to another and, if so, how and to what extent. Secondly, presuming such variations, are they related to the time period in which the films were produced? Thirdly, are such differences affected by the source for the character of the film? And fourthly, is there an accurate verbal profile which would describe this image, based on similarities among the films viewed? Accordingly, a number of films in which visual artists were either major or subordinate characters were compiled, and nine films which reflected an appropriate time span and type of character were selected for viewing. They were classed in three groups: Biographical, Fictional, and Subordinate Character. The respondents or viewers were graduate students in art education. Findings indicated no substantial variations in the image from one file to another. The time element was found insignificant, and so was the character of the film. It was concluded that a verbal profile can be formulated that describes the artist's image--an image which does not differ much from the expectations of most people in art education. (GO)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene.