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Death and the Moving Image: Ideology, Iconography and I

Michele Aaron


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 ... More

Keywords: death, mainstream film, necropolitics, ethics, race, western culture, mortal economies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780748624430
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624430.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michele Aaron, author
University of Birmingham