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The Resource Death and the moving image : ideology, iconography and I, Michele Aaron

Death and the moving image : ideology, iconography and I, Michele Aaron

Label
Death and the moving image : ideology, iconography and I
Title
Death and the moving image
Title remainder
ideology, iconography and I
Statement of responsibility
Michele Aaron
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Winner of the 2015 Kraszna-Krausz Best Moving Image Book Award. Examines the representation of death and dying in mainstream cinema. Death and the Moving Image reveals the ambivalent place of death in twentieth and twenty-first century culture: the ongoing split between its over- and under-statement, between its cold, bodily, realities and its fantastical, transcendental and, most importantly, strategic depictions. Our screens are steeped in death's dramatics: in spectacles of glorious sacrifice or bloody retribution, in the ecstasy of agony, but always in the promise of redemption. This book is about the staging of these dramatics in mainstream Western film and the discrepancies that fuel them and are, by return, fuelled by them. Exploring the impact of gender, race, nation or narration upon them, this groundbreaking study isolates how mainstream cinema works to bestow value upon certain lives, and specific socio-cultural identities, in a hierarchical and partisan way. Key Features. Examines the formal, psychological and political exchange between cinema and death Accessible 'before, during, after' structure: of death's presence as narrative promise, physical event and spectatorial reaction. Considers how filmmaking practice or visual medium affect the representation of death and its cultural significance
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aaron, Michele
Dewey number
791.4/36548
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.D37
LC item number
A27 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Death in motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Films, cinema
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Death in motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
Target audience
specialized
Label
Death and the moving image : ideology, iconography and I, Michele Aaron
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-244), filmography (pages 245-250) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Title Page; Imprint; Contents; Figures; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I Before -- Flirting with Death; 1 Self-endangerment and the Subject of Film; 2 Cinema and Suicide; 3 Sacrifice and Spectatorship in Context ; Part II During -- Depicting Death; 4 The Cinematic Language of Dying; 5 Grammar Lessons: Dying and Difference; 6 Watching Others Die: Spectatorship, Vulnerability and the Ethics of Being Moved; Part III After -- Responding to Death; 7 At Last: Towards a Cinema of No Return; Notes; Bibliography; Filmography; Index
Control code
871642342
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 256 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748630479
Lccn
2013498504
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 577781
  • 22573/ctt8s5516
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)871642342
Label
Death and the moving image : ideology, iconography and I, Michele Aaron
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-244), filmography (pages 245-250) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Title Page; Imprint; Contents; Figures; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I Before -- Flirting with Death; 1 Self-endangerment and the Subject of Film; 2 Cinema and Suicide; 3 Sacrifice and Spectatorship in Context ; Part II During -- Depicting Death; 4 The Cinematic Language of Dying; 5 Grammar Lessons: Dying and Difference; 6 Watching Others Die: Spectatorship, Vulnerability and the Ethics of Being Moved; Part III After -- Responding to Death; 7 At Last: Towards a Cinema of No Return; Notes; Bibliography; Filmography; Index
Control code
871642342
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 256 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748630479
Lccn
2013498504
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 577781
  • 22573/ctt8s5516
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)871642342

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