archetype
  a character, place, or thing, that is repeatedly presented in films with a particular style or characterization; an archetype usually applies to a specific genre or type classification.
  Examples: the whore with a heart of gold and the many other disparate characters on the trip to Lordsburg in Stagecoach (1939), the thug, the redneck sheriff in In the Heat of the Night (1967), the B-horror film, the small southern town, the western, the journey or quest (as in Apocalypse Now (1979)), etc.

Glossary of cinematic terms . 2015.

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  • ARCHÉTYPE — On appelle archétype un modèle idéal, un type suprême ou un prototype: dans ce sens, les Idées chez Platon sont le modèle en même temps que le fondement des choses. Bien d’autres philosophes (Malebranche, Berkeley, mais aussi Locke et Condillac)… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Archetype — Ar che*type ([aum]r k[ e]*t[imac]p), n. [L. archetypum, Gr. arche typon, fr. arche typos stamped first and as model; arche = archi + ty pos stamp, figure, pattern, ty ptein to strike: cf. F. arch[ e]type. See {Arch }, pref.] 1. The original… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • archetype — Archetype. s. m. Original, modele, patron. La beauté de Dieu est l archetype de toutes les beautez créées. Il est quelquefois adjectif, & on dit, Le monde archetype, pour dire, Le modele du monde visible …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • archétype — ARCHÉTYPE. s. m. Terme didactique. (Il se prononce Arkétype.) Original, patron, modèle, sur lequel on fait un ouvrage. Il n est guère d usage qu en cette phrase, L Archétype du monde, qui est, selon le langage des Philosophes, l idée de Dieu sur… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • archetype — index example, exemplar, model, paradigm, pattern, precedent, prototype, sample, standard …   Law dictionary

  • archetype — (n.) original pattern from which copies are made, 1540s, from L. archetypum, from Gk. arkhetypon pattern, model, figure on a seal, neuter of adjective arkhetypos first moulded, from arkhe first (see ARCHON (Cf. archon)) + typos model, type, blow …   Etymology dictionary

  • archetype — [n] typical example classic exemplar, form, ideal, model, original, paradigm, pattern, perfect specimen, prime example, prototype, standard; concepts 636,686 Ant. atypical …   New thesaurus

  • archetype — ► NOUN 1) a very typical example. 2) an original model. 3) a recurrent motif in literature or art. DERIVATIVES archetypal adjective archetypical adjective. ORIGIN Greek arkhetupon, from arkhe primitive + tupos a model …   English terms dictionary

  • archetype — [är′kə tīp΄] n. [L archetypus < Gr archetypon < archos (see ARCH ) + typos (see TYPE)] 1. the original pattern, or model, from which all other things of the same kind are made; prototype 2. a perfect example of a type or group 3. in Jungian …   English World dictionary

  • Archetype — An archetype (pronounced: /IPA|ˈɑːkɪtaɪp/ (Brit.) or /IPA|ˈɑrkɪtaɪp/ (Amer.)) is an original model of a person, object, or concept from which similar instances are derived, copied, patterned, or emulated. In psychology, an archetype is a model of …   Wikipedia

  • Archetype — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Archétype. Archetype Album par Fear Factory Sortie 2004 Enregistrement Octobre Novembre 2003 Durée …   Wikipédia en Français

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