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Lost in Space: Sökandet efter mening hos människan i Titan A.E.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis deals with the depiction of meaningfulness and meaning-making, as seen in human characters in the 2000 animated science fiction film Titan A.E. (directed by Don Bluth). The analysis aims to show how Titan A.E. portrays a collective humanity in their search for a meaningful existence, given the outer space setting of its story. Evil is also brought up, in the context of how it creates meaning within the main narrative of the story. The emotions expressed by the story's characters are treated as if they were real. Meaningfulness and meaning-making get exemplified in both dialogue and visual components seen in the film. In addition to this, some reflection is made on the promotional trailers of Titan A.E. and how their displayed contents differ from the finished product. In parallel to the main analysis, there is a wider discussion made about the relationship between films and their real-world process of production, especially regarding whether theological reflection and the film industry can intersect or not.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 35
Keywords [en]
"Motion pictures - religious aspects", "Science Fiction, American", meaning-making, "Science Fiction -- History and criticism", Philosophy of Religion, Don Bluth, 21st Century, Two thousands (decade), Science Fiction
Keywords [sv]
Religionsfilosofi, Film och religion, Science Fiction, Don Bluth, Amerikansk Science Fiction, Sekelskiftet 2000, film, meningsskapande
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Religious Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-339480OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-339480DiVA, id: diva2:1176119
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Studies in Systematic Theology, Ethics and Philosophy of Religion
Educational program
Bachelor Programme in Theology and Religious Studies
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Available from: 2018-01-25 Created: 2018-01-19 Last updated: 2018-01-25Bibliographically approved

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