Do not reanimate: the ethics of bringing back the dead for the silver screen
May 3, 2017
The Islamic Monthly - Scholars, academics and even great Roman philosophers have discussed
the power of the visual image. In the context of news and social consciousness, images
have changed the way in which society has come to view the world and itself within
that world. As new technologies have emerged —allowing for the editing and doctoring
of photography, both still and moving —so too have ethical concerns.
David D. Perlmutter, dean of the College of Media and Communication at Texas Tech
University, writes in Image Ethics in the Digital Age that recent television commercials
featuring Fred Astaire and John Wayne peddling products are "but preliminary sketches
of a fantasy reality to come where the working life is not arrested by death; indeed,
death may be, in the language of Hollywood, a 'smart career move.'"
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