THE (D)EVIL’S PORTRAYAL IN HOLLYWOOD CINEMA AND TELEVISION: INVESTIGATING THE SOCIO-CULTURAL CONTEXT THROUGH POPULAR PRODUCTIONS
This study investigates the portrayal of the devil in selected Hollywood movies and TV shows, exploring the link between these representations and their corresponding socio-cultural contexts. Five main productions and several background productions were analyzed using methodological triangulation, combining qualitative and quantitative content analysis techniques to uncover trends and patterns in narrative themes and visual elements.
Findings highlight the insights of this method in uncovering connections between devil portrayals in media and contemporary social issues, events, and trends. The analysis revealed common patterns and trends, as well as unique combinations characterizing each movie or TV show’s representation of the devil. This research contributes to a deeper understanding of the relationship between media portrayals of the devil and socio-cultural context, offering valuable insights for scholars, media practitioners, and audiences.