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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
Language
eng
Summary
Death and the Moving Image examines the representation of death and dying in mainstream cinema from its earliest to its latest renditions to reveal 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. Dedicated to the popular, to the political and ethical implications of mass culture's themes and imperatives, Death and the Moving Image takes this culture to task for its mortal economies of expendability. Ultimately, it also disinters the capacity for film, and film criticism, to engage with life and vulnerability differently and even generatively. --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aaron, Michele
Dewey number
791.43/6548
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.D37
LC item number
A27 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Death in motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Film
  • Ikonographie
  • Tod (Motiv)
  • Trauer (Motiv)
Label
Death and the moving image : ideology, iconography and I, Michele Aaron
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-244), filmography (pages 245-250) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
794902884
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 256 pages
Isbn
9780748624430
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)794902884
Label
Death and the moving image : ideology, iconography and I, Michele Aaron
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-244), filmography (pages 245-250) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
794902884
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 256 pages
Isbn
9780748624430
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)794902884

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