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Death and the moving image : ideology, iconography and I

Author: Michele Aaron
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Death and the Moving Image provides the first in-depth study of the representation of death and dying in mainstream Western cinema from its earliest to its latest renditions. It explores the impact of gender, race, nation and narration upon death's dramatics on-screen and isolates how mainstream cinema works to bestow value upon certain lives, and specific socio-cultural identities, in a hierarchical and partisan  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michele Aaron
ISBN: 9780748624430 0748624430 9781474402750 1474402755
OCLC Number: 908410462
Notes: Includes filmography (page 245-250).
Description: ix, 256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Everywhere and nowhnere --
Part I: Before: flirting with death. Self-endangerment and the subject of film --
Cinema and suicide --
Sacrifice and spectatorship in context --
Part II: During: depicting death. The cinematic language of dying --
Grammar lessons: dying and difference --
Watching others die: spectatorship, vulnerability and the ethics of being moved --
Part III: After: responding to death. At last: towards a cinema of no return.
Responsibility: Michele Aaron.

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Examines the representation of death and dying in mainstream cinema. This title provides the study of the representation of death and dying in mainstream Western cinema from its earliest to its  Read more...

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