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Representationer av döden i ungdomsfilm utifrån analyser av Hungerspelen och Jag saknar dig
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Film and Literature.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Regarding death in youth movies, analysis of Hunger Games and I miss you (English)
Abstract [en]

Regarding death in youth movies,

analysis of Hunger Games and I Miss You


Today, death is not as present in our everyday life as it was before when everyone knew how death both looked and smelled. This means that media today has a different role and that media can help their viewers to mourn and become aware of death in a completely different way. In this study, death is analyzed as an representation; how it affects and is experienced in two selected youth films, The Hunger Games, (Gary Ross, 2012) and Jag saknar dig/I Miss You (Anders Grönros, 2011).

Previous studies mostly analysis death as a figure, and in accordance with these studies have concentrated on different physical descriptions of death; often about diseases or how death is portrayed in the news. In my opinion, these studies lack the perspective of how death is presented, but also how young people respond to these deceptions of death. This essay highlight different perspectives and show more of how death occurs, how the cinematic look is described and how young people react to what is happening on the screen. In this thesis I have described the sound and the colors, but also results from other studies in which children and young people have responded to questions of how they have viewed death in different contexts, which then have been applied to the two films based on the different ages limits and restrictions set by the Swedish Media Council. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 33 p.
Keyword [en]
death, youth, how death occurs in movies, young people thoughts about death
National Category
Languages and Literature
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-26736OAI: diva2:629965
Subject / course
Film Studies
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2013-06-19 Created: 2013-06-18 Last updated: 2016-01-22Bibliographically approved

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