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Evan Devine Death and Dying 2-4-08 Death in Popular Culture This paper can be summed up in one sentence; in the entertainment world, death sells. With so many crime based dramas and action movies in our world today, death and dying has become a beloved subject for millions of fans. The evening news is no different, death and murder is their favorite (and most effective) card to play. Death and blood used to be inappropriate for viewing, but now its just the opposite. In the media and entertainment world death and dying is the fast track to high ratings. With the popularity of death in today’s mass media, the idea and reality of death has become something is misunderstood until it hits home. Fans of any one of the many crime dramas on television to are supposedly shown death on a daily basis. There is usually an authentic looking crime scene with a dead body to go with it, and the actor has plenty of make up on in order to ensure that nice Hollywood “dead” look. The death isn’t real, of course, but almost nothing on television is truly real these days, but people buy into it unquestionably. So what’s to stop them from
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This essay was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course SOCA 223 taught by Professor N during the Spring '08 term at WVU.

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