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From puppet candidate to the elected embodiment of the United States
A myth of democratic values in electoral film (1932–2010)

  • Publication type: Journal article
  • Journal: Considérant Revue du droit imaginé
    2020, n° 2
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  • Author: Louet (Sylvain)
  • Abstract: American films present the myth of the electoral candidate, who is first portrayed as a puppet, and who ultimately comes to symbolize the founding values of the nation. Cinema thus proposes that society creates effective antibodies against its own diseases. Furthermore, this metamorphosis testifies to a disturbing fascination with the man chosen by providence. Finally, the movement from puppet candidate to elected representative recalls the partly theological principles of the mystery of incarnation.
  • Pages: 37 to 57
  • Journal: Journal of Imagined Law, n° 2

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  • ISBN: 978-2-406-10146-8
  • ISSN: 2729-2177
  • DOI: 10.15122/isbn.978-2-406-10146-8.p.0037
  • Publisher: Classiques Garnier
  • Online parution: 03-02-2020
  • Periodicity: Annual
  • Language: French
  • Keywords: Electoral film, puppet, Pharmakon, providence, theology, Claim
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