Eastern Ideology in Hollywood Movie: The Cases of Inception (2010), Interstellar (2014) and Oppenheimer (2023) by Director Christopher Nolan (81280)

Session Information: Media, Film Studies, Theatre, Communication
Session Chair: Thu Vân Phan

Saturday, 25 May 2024 13:45
Session: Session 3
Room: Room 704
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

The application of Eastern thoughts (Taoism, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc.) has made impressive changes from the late 20th century to the early 21st century, through outstanding films such as The Matrix (1999), Avatar (2009), Inception (2010), Interstellar (2014), etc. Especially in recent years, Eastern ideas have been applied clearly and smoothly through films which won major awards such as Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022), Avatar: The way of water (2022), and most recently Oppenheimer (2023). This article studies Eastern ideology in three films Inception (2010), Interstellar (2014) and Oppenheimer (2023) by director Christopher Nolan in three aspects of story ideas, character inner development, sound and image symbols in the film. The article compares these three works with each other, and also compares these works with a number of films by other directors of the same period to see the progress in using Eastern ideology in the artistic creation of a Western director, as well as establishing a milestone in the convergence of Eastern and Western ideology in world cinema.

Thu Van Phan, Ho Chi Minh University of Education, Vietnam

About the Presenter(s)
Professor Thu Van Phan is a University Professor/Principal Lecturer at Ho Chi Minh University of Education in Vietnam

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