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Skräcken i Lådan: En studie om rumslig åskådarmedvetenhet i George A. Romeros tre klassiska skräckfilmer
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The Horror in the Box : A study of the spectator´s spatial awareness in George A. Romero´s three horror film classics (English)
Abstract [en]

This thesis focus on the presentation of the filmic room the viewer sees in George A. Romero´s three horror classics Night, Dawn and Day of the Dead. The hypothesis goes as follow; fear and element of tension becomes greater if the audience/viewer has a good knowledge about the filmic room in the film, in other words, a good spatial awareness. The conclusion is that it does. The environment is active in its becoming and in its presentation to the viewer. Rooms and places, even objects, is a catalyst and a mean to create emotion. To tackle the problem regards to human emotion, which is highly subjective, ANT (actant-network-theory) is used. This theory is a tool to help decode what it is we find emotionally enticing regards to room and objects in the films.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 42 p.
Keyword [en]
George A. Romero, horror film, spatial awareness, actant-network-theory, room, film
Keyword [sv]
film, George A. Romero, skräckfilm, rumslighet, åskådarmedvetenhet, skräcken i lådan, D-uppsats, aktant, rum
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Studies on Film
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-29941OAI: diva2:660793
Subject / course
Film Studies
Available from: 2013-11-04 Created: 2013-10-30 Last updated: 2013-11-04Bibliographically approved

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