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Bibframe Work

Title
Death in documentaries Death in documentaries :
Type
Text
Language
English
Classification
LCC: PN1995.9.D37 B46 2018 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 791.43/6548 full
Identified By
Lccn: 2017471348
Content
text (Source: rdacontent)
Summary
"Memento mori is a broad and understudied cultural phenomenon and experience. The term 'memento mori' is a Latin injunction that means 'remember mortality,' or more directly, 'remember that you must die.' In art and cultural history, memento mori appears widely, especially in medieval folk culture and in the well-known Dutch still life vanitas paintings of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Yet memento mori extends well beyond these points in art and cultural history. In 'Death in Documentaries: The Memento Mori Experience', Benjamin Bennett-Carpenter suggests that documentaries are an especially apt form of contemporary memento mori. Bennett-Carpenter shows that documentaries may offer composed transformative experiences in which a viewer may renew one?s consciousness of mortality - and thus renew one's life."--Cover page 4.
Authorized Access Point
Bennett-Carpenter, Benjamin, Death in documentaries