Stuart Hall, film studies and the cinema

Keywords: Stuart Hall, cinema, identity, representation, stereotype


This article explores the relationship between Stuart Hall and the cinema from three specific topics: 1) Hall’s work on concepts of difference, identity, representation and stereotype in his relationship with the cinema; 2) the impact of his thoughts on film production, especially in movies of the 1980s that directly portrayed the multicultural society and the ethnic issues of cultural hybridity, using as a case study the film My beautiful laundrette; and 3) more direct relationships he established with audiovisual production, whether in his relationship with black British cinema or how he was portrayed in the film The Stuart Hall Project.


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Author Biography

Angela Freire Prysthon, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
Angela Prysthon possui graduação em Jornalismo pela Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (1989), mestrado em Letras pela Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (1993) e doutorado em Critical Theory And Hispanic Studies pela Universidade de Nottingham (1999). Realizou estágio sênior como pesquisadora visitante da Universidade de Southampton, Reino Unido (2012-2013). É professora associada da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco.
How to Cite
Prysthon, A. (2016). Stuart Hall, film studies and the cinema. MATRIZes, 10(3), 77-88.
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