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Title Death in classic and contemporary film : fade to black / edited by Daniel Sullivan and Jeff Greenberg
Published New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 263 pages)
Contents Introduction: when the lights go down / Daniel Sullivan and Jeff Greenberg -- Terror management theory and film. A terror management analysis of films from four genres: The matrix, Life is beautiful, Iron Man 2, and Ikiru / Jeff Greenberg and Alisabeth Ayars -- The end is near: mortality salience in Apocalyptic films / Joel D. Lieberman and Mark Fergus -- Aspects of death denial in individual films and genres. Little murders: cultural animals in an existential age / Sheldon Solomon and Mark J. Landau -- Icons of stone and steel: death, cinema, and the future of emotion / Jennifer L. McMahon -- Consumed in the act: Grizzly man and Frankenstein / Kirby Farrell -- Black swan/white swan: on female objectification, creatureliness, and death denial / Jamie L. Goldenberg -- Death, wealth, and guilt: an analysis of There will be blood? / Daniel Sullivan -- The birth and death of the superhero film / Sander L. Koole, Daniel Fockenberg, Mattie Tops, and Iris K. Schneider -- Directors engaging with death. Bergman and the switching off of lights / Peter Cowie -- Death in the films of Stanley Kubrick / Susan White -- Haneke's Amour and the ethics of dying / Asbjorn Gronstad -- The prospect of transcendence -- Visions of death: Native American cinema and the transformative power of death / Jennifer L. McMahon -- From despair and fanaticism to awe: a post-traumatic growth perspective on cinematic horror / Kirk J. Schneider -- Conclusion: cinematic death benefits / Daniel Sullivan and Jeff Greenberg
Summary Mortality is a recurrent theme in films across genres, periods, nations, and directors. This book brings together an accomplished set of authors with backgrounds in film analysis, psychology, and philosophy to examine how the knowledge of death, the fear of our mortality, and the ways people cope with mortality are represented in cinema. Mortality is a recurrent theme in films across genres, periods, nations, and directors. This book brings together an accomplished set of authors with backgrounds in film analysis, psychology, and philosophy to examine how the knowledge of death, the fear of our mortality, and the ways people cope with mortality are represented in cinema
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Subject Death in motion pictures.
Mortality in motion pictures.
Form Electronic book
Author Greenberg, Jeff, 1954- editor
Sullivan, Daniel, editor
LC no. 2013014606
ISBN 1137276894 (electronic bk.)
1299952771 (ebk)
1349446866
9781137276896 (electronic bk.)
9781299952775 (ebk)
9781349446865