Suicide... or a Movie? How about both? A study has found depictions of Suicides has tripled in movies from 1950-2006.
Without a doubt the topic is one of the most dramatic ways to propel a turning point in the story. The character can go no lower- all is lost. What better way to show it?
Some of the greatest scenes in film history are those that capture this state of mind.
Wes Anderson's "The Royal Tenenbaums" displays a wrist-slicing by Richie Tenenbaum who cannot deal with the rejection of his stepsister and overall feeling of failure.
The hanging scene of an ex-con who found the outside world too lonely after his release in "The Shawshank Redemption" was similarly disturbing.
However the subject of Self-death has been brilliantly represented in comedies like John Cusack's consistent failure of it in "Better Off Dead".
As well as the successful homicidal ones Christian Slater and Winona Ryder pulled off to make Suicide a craze in their high school.