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The cultural characteristic of American film (genre Drama) in <Blind Side>

한용택 1 Woo Jeonggueon 1

1단국대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this paper is to examine the characteristics of American film (genre drama) through the analysis of <Blind Side>, which merits our attention because the proportion of domestic gross earnings to foreign gross earnings is four to one. It means that the cultural discount rate of this film is relatively higher than the films which belong to the other genres, for example adventure, action, fantasy, SF etc. And it would be correct to say that this film is typically American. What is the reason of this difference of cultural discount rate? And what allows this film to be defined as a typical American film. The analysis of <Blind Side> shows that the difference doesn't result from the actant structure. In fact the narrative structure of this film is similar to the other films of drama genre like <Gran Torino> or <The King's Speech>: the common structure of drama genre is characterized by an encounter of sujet and adjuvant and the progress of their relationship. But the drama is a genre in which the reflection of the actualities is important as compared with other genres. In that sense the story of <Blind Side> is based upon the American cultural characteristics. Because the process that realize the progress of relationship between two protagonists is typically American such as race problem, adoption system, concept of family, system of education and going to college etc. As a result it is possible that <Blind Side> move less the worldwide spectators than the American spectators.

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