Totalitarianism in Film

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Since the term Ideology can be very broad, I’m going to narrow my discussion down to the societal aspect of ideology in film. Specifically the portrayal of totalitarianism in some of the most successful film franchises, how they have demonstrated ideology in the form of beliefs that control society. I will discuss the common themes in these films and the consistency of the hero’s role therein.

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The two franchises I’ve chosen are very similar to each other and have been releasing their installments at around the same time, as there seems to be a very big market for this genre now. These are the Hunger Games and Divergent. The Divergent series takes place in a futuristic world in which society is divided into five factions. As each person enters adulthood, he or she must choose a faction and commit to it for life. The system is governed by a ruling…

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