THE MEANINGS OF DEATH IN (MY) FILM

Dago Schelin

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Through the making of a short film, entitled The First Job, this project attempts to investigate the issue of death and dying in the context of other films and writings. The way in which Western society has portrayed Death as a character and death as a fact is a reflection of how the issue is understood. If film narratives have changed their approach to the Grim Reaper, does it have any bearing on this often-unmentionable taboo? Filmmakers such as Ingmar Bergman and writers such as Susan Sontag have taken the questions some steps further. It is the intention of this essay to try, through reflective practice, to follow these steps.


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