Has Bollywood Become “Death-Denying”?: Cinematic Deaths of Terminally-ill Protagonists in Hindi Films before and after Liberalisation in India
作者: Souvik Mondal
刊名: The International Journal of Literary Humanities, 2018, Vol.16 (1), pp.13-21
来源数据库: Common Ground Research Networks
DOI: 10.18848/2327-7912/CGP/v16i01/13-21
关键词: Death-DenyingCinematic DeathIndian CinemaBollywoodLiberalisation
原始语种摘要: During the 1950s-60s when the “Denial of Death” thesis emerged in the works of Gorer and Ariès, it was perceived that death had become the “final taboo,” which suggested that modern Western societies are “death-denying.” Concomitantly, with the rise of modern medical science, death has turned into a disease with the unending expectation of getting cured and death and dying have become “hidden” within hospital settings. Cinematic deaths have a symbolic function different from deaths in real life, but the cultural significance of death and dying rests in the symbolic context in which representations of death and dying are embedded. Though, according to Gorer, media is obsessed with the unrealistic portrayal of violent death, which he termed “pornographic” death, cinema in general avoids...
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  • dying 垂死
  • modern 现代的
  • unending 不断的
  • barred 遮断式干扰
  • unrealistic 无真实感
  • violent 激烈的
  • existent 现行的
  • India 印度
  • become 成为
  • symbolically 用符号表示