2002 - From the joystic and Lara Croft to Angelina Jolie and Tomb Raider

“From the joystic and Lara Croft to Angelina Jolie and Tomb Raider», (in collaboration). 1st Panhellenic Conference on Image and Child, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki 2002, pp. 267-278.

This paper presents a short survey designed for the comparative study of the "image" of a computer game hero and a hero cinematographic. The reference point was chosen one of the most popular online games, Tomb Raider, which was then transferred to the cinema and with great commercial success. Lara Croft, a female version of Indiana Jones, is an archaeologist who wanders across the globe in search of lost treasures. Similarly in the film Angelina Jolie interpreted their respective roles.

The huge impact of the Tomb Raider youth , led to the creation and production of a new generation of games with similar characteristics. These new games with original stories and clear narrative elements , naturally attracted the interest of the film industry, which wanted to seize commercial transportation to the cinema. This paper compares the electronic and cinematic "image" of the heroine, is studied using questionnaires the impact that this has on Greek younger audience , and noted the almost complete identity in the face of film heroine. For this task, required the design and implementation of the questionnaire and analysis of the data taken by the author.


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