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Nytt blod, gamla bilder: Visuell våldsgestaltning i film och spel
Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies.
2005 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister), 20 points / 30 hpStudent thesisAlternative title
New blood, old images : Depictions of violence in films and digital games (English)
Abstract [en]

The paper discusses and analyzes differences and similarities in depictions of violence in the two narrative media of films and games. The work is based on existing theories on representation, remediation, narration and immersion – theories which are further developed and discussed by the author. The movies Man on Fire and Kill Bill, as well as the games Ninja Gaiden and Grand Theft Auto are analyzed and used as examples of how depictions of violence in films and games can or should be studied. Also, the possibilities for development of the theories used in the paper are considered. Further discussed are, among other issues, the recognition of the different media as ways to achieve political ends – and the use of stereotype and archetypical narrative elements in relation to more or less concerned attitudes towards violence and depictions of violence.

Abstract [sv]

I uppsatsen diskuteras och analyseras skillnader och likheter mellan användandet av våldsgestaltning i de två narrativa och visuella medierna film och spel. Uppsatsen tar sitt avstamp i teorier kring representation, remediering, narration och immersion, vilka författaren också utvecklar och resonerar kring. Filmerna Man on Fire och Kill Bill samt spelen Ninja Gaiden och Grand Theft Auto analyseras och används som exempel på hur våldsgestaltningen i respektive medium kan eller bör studeras, samt hur de teoretiska verktygen kan utvecklas. Bland annat diskuteras synen på de olika medierna som politiska påverkanskrafter och användandet av stereotypa och arketypiska berättarelement i relation till eventuella problematiserande inställningar till våld och våldsgestaltning.

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Institutionen för tematisk utbildning och forskning , 2005. , 86 p.
Keyword [en]
Cultural studies
Keyword [sv]
Kulturstudier, våldsgestaltning, film, spel, remediation, New Hollywood, representation, immersion, narration
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Cultural Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-315ISRN: LIU-ITUF/KSM-D--05/17--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-315DiVA: diva2:20349
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2005-06-05
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