FACES IN FILM; HOW MOVIES TODAY MIRROR AND SHAPE THEIR SOCIETAL AUDIENCE

“Our research examines patterns within popular film characters of the past ten years through recording, among other variables, the physical appearance and depicted experience of about 80 leading and supporting roles across 20 movies. Through this sample we draw conclusions about the demographics of contemporary filmed storytelling, and how these qualities of a mass communication medium reflect and impact societal attitudes in the West.”