Homeless in Hollywood
Date of Award
Public and Social Welfare.
CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
This thesis is an exploration into the ways that homeless people are stigmatized in the media, with particular emphasis on the misrepresentation of homelessness in contemporary Hollywood narrative films. Using a combination of semiotic film theory and ideological analysis, I examine the film language that is used to construct these myths and place them within a larger political context. In doing so, I inspect the relationship between the corporate Hollywood structure and the attitudes they reflect about homelessness. Based on the results of my analysis, I have produced a film that explores an alternative representation to the dominant Hollywood perspective.
Young, Benjamin, "Homeless in Hollywood" (2008). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2310.