Death Aesthetics in Japanese Love Movies
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- Japanese romantic movies; Death aesthetics; Death imagery; Narrative function; Aesthetic function
Death, as the destination of life, has been the ultimate proposition of people’s repeated thinking and research since ancient times. Japan is one of the countries with the strongest expression of death culture and aesthetics of death. Extremely fierce and beautiful and sad deaths are reflected in a large number of Japanese cultural works. Among them, the huge contradiction and contrast between the aesthetic love and death images in Japanese movies are the focus of attention. Therefore, this article selects some representative Japanese love movies with death as the theme or death imagery and uses content analysis to study the aesthetic expression of death in its narrative. First, through the integration and combing of the death images that appear in the works, the narrative function of death images in movies is explored, and the construction of death aesthetics in Japanese love movies is understood. Finally, the author analyzes the reasons for the contradiction between Japanese aesthetic love and death images and believes that the view of love in Japanese love movies originates from the penetration of death culture. Through the above research, the author believes that Japanese culture, especially the culture of death, has a profound influence on Japanese love movies.
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TY - CONF AU - Huixian Chen PY - 2022 DA - 2022/03/30 TI - Death Aesthetics in Japanese Love Movies BT - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Education, Language, Art and Inter-cultural Communication (ICELAIC 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 400 EP - 405 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220306.064 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.220306.064 ID - Chen2022 ER -