Navigation Links
Death on film
Date:2/17/2009

Death is a subject that is frequently dealt with on film, arousing strong feelings in many viewers. Despite this, film researchers have rarely paid it much attention. Film researcher Andreas Jacobsson at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden uses a comparative perspective in his thesis to analyse the motif of death in different film cultures. Death is understood and presented in different ways in different cultures.

The author of the thesis deals with five different clusters of motifs and analyses everything from death figures and afterlife scenarios, cinematic death shows and metaphysical romances, suicide and euthanasia, to cinematic narratives that are based on the conception of both life and death as parts of a constantly recurring cycle. The fight against terminal illnesses as a result of cancer and aids is also analysed with the focus on both affluent western societies and considerably more vulnerable areas such as Africa South of the Sahara.

Radical differences emerge when comparing film cultures where death is perceived as an end point on a linear time scale and film cultures that are coloured by Buddhism, where death is understood as a protracted process in a continuous circle. The exaggerated emotional storms that usually permeate western cinematic narrative at the moment of a character's death are considerably less emotionally charged in cinematic cultures where it is assumed that the character will "return" through reincarnation.

A comparative world film perspective can simultaneously increase knowledge of both basic general patterns and local forms of expression. The study extends from the silent film era to the present day and contains a rich selection of empirical film material.


'/>"/>

Contact: Andreas Jacobsson
andreas.jacobsson@filmvet.gu.se
46-070-526-9381
University of Gothenburg
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Sudden Cardiac Death Rare in Young Athletes
2. Stem cells: Deathly awakening by interferon
3. Emergency Treatment Strategies, Better Communication Among Health Care Workers Reduce Heart Attack Patient Deaths by 19 Percent, Says AHJ Published Study
4. Mexico Presents Flawed Theory in Shooting Death of American Journalist
5. Fractures in Older Adults Up Death Risk
6. Virginia Hospitals Improve Heart Care--Death & Readmission Rates Decline
7. Rhythm abnormality of unknown origin strongly predicts sudden death risk in heart disease patients
8. The Pancreatic Cancer Research and Education Act Addresses the Astounding Mortality of the Fourth Leading Cause of Cancer Death in the United States
9. Wired Hospitals Post Lower Death, Complication Rates
10. Americas Top Hospitals Cut Patient Death Rate 27%
11. LegalView Continues to Offer Updated News on the Recent Peanut Butter Recall Linked to Salmonella Poisonings and Several Deaths
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... 2016 , ... TherapySites, the leading website and ... Tennessee Counseling Association. This new relationship allows TherapySites to continue to extend ... exclusive benefits and promotional offers. , "TCA is extremely excited about this new ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... , ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... edge technology to revolutionize the emergency ambulance transport experience for the millions of ... of how Uber has disrupted the taxi industry through the use of technology. ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... Quality metrics are proliferating in cancer care, ... remain in the eye of the beholder, according to experts who offered insights and ... Journal of Managed Care. For the full issue, click here . , For ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... ... Pixel Film Studios Released ProSlice Levels, a Media Slicing Effect Plugin ... whole new perspective by using the title layers in ProSlice Levels to split-up ... Levels contains over 30 Different presets to choose from. FCPX users can ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... ... legally blind and certified personal trainer is helping to develop a weight loss fitness plan ... fix the two major problems leading the fitness industry today:, , ... They don’t eliminate all the reasons people quit their exercise program ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 ... CAPR ), a biotechnology company focused on ... today announced that patient enrollment in its ongoing ... Duchenne) has exceeded 50% of its 24-patient target. ... in the third quarter of 2016, and to ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Bracket , ... launch its next generation clinical outcomes platform, Bracket eCOA (SM) ... held on June 26 – 30, 2016 in ... first electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment product of its kind to ... #715. Bracket eCOA 6.0 is a flexible platform ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... PARK RIDGE, Ill. and INDIANAPOLIS ... caliber of students receiving a Lilly Diabetes Tomorrow,s Leaders ... hands. The 2016 scholarship winners, announced today online at ... refused to let type 1 diabetes stand in the ... Lilly Diabetes has supported the Foundation,s scholarship program since ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: