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Introduction: Evolution, Biology, Culture, and Film

Torben Grodal

in Embodied Visions: Evolution, Emotion, Culture and Film

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195371314
eISBN:
9780199870585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371314.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter advocates an embodied approach to studying the film experience because mind and body is a functional totality, and it argues that film studies and other fields within the humanities ... More


Embodied Visions: Evolution, Emotion, Culture and Film

Torben Grodal

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195371314
eISBN:
9780199870585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371314.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book provides analysis of how human biology, as well as human culture, determines the ways films are made and experienced. This new approach is called “bioculturalism.” The book shows how ... More


Cognitive Approach to Contemporary Complex Cinema

Miklós Kiss and Steven Willemsen

in Impossible Puzzle Films: A Cognitive Approach to Contemporary Complex Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474406727
eISBN:
9781474430470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474406727.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 2 focuses on a cognitive approach as a pertinent method to address complex narratives’ ‘difficult’ viewing experiences. As it argues, complexity does not only lie in a story’s formal ... More


E-Motion Pictures of the Brain: Recursive Paths Between Affective Neuroscience and Film Studies

Boaz Hagin, Gal Raz, and Talma Hendler

in Psychocinematics: Exploring Cognition at the Movies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199862139
eISBN:
9780199332755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862139.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Experimental psychologists and neuroscientists often adopt film excerpts in order to study the secrets of human emotions. This chapter considers intersections between brain and film studies when ... More


Introduction to Part II: The PECMA Flow

Torben Grodal

in Embodied Visions: Evolution, Emotion, Culture and Film

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195371314
eISBN:
9780199870585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371314.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The introduction to Part II discusses how knowledge of the brain’s processing of information provides crucial insight into central phenomena in visual aesthetics, especially in film aesthetics, and ... More


Toward an Ecology of the Arts

Joseph D. Anderson

in Psychocinematics: Exploring Cognition at the Movies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199862139
eISBN:
9780199332755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862139.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

For most of the life of the motion picture, (a little over one hundred years), there has been a continuous effort on the part of a small number of dedicated filmmakers, film scholars, psychologists, ... More


The Viewer’s Share: Models of Mind in Explaining Film

David Bordwell

in Psychocinematics: Exploring Cognition at the Movies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199862139
eISBN:
9780199332755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862139.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter traces the history of how filmmakers, critics, and theorists have conceived the viewer’s psychological activity. Throughout, these conceptions are treated as responses to changing trends ... More


Theorising Emotion in Film and Television

Kristyn Gorton

in Media Audiences: Television, Meaning and Emotion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624171
eISBN:
9780748670956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624171.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter turns to film theory where the concept of emotion has been explored primarily through research by cognitive film theorists. Television is still a new area in terms of work on emotion and ... More


Measuring Engaging Dialogue

Jennifer O'Meara

in Engaging Dialogue: Cinematic Verbalism in American Independent Cinema

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474420624
eISBN:
9781474449564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420624.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Sarah Kozloff (2000) argues that generic speech conventions were established early in the sound era. This book considers how, and gauges why, American independent filmmakers manipulate such ... More


Impossible Puzzle Films: A Cognitive Approach to Contemporary Complex Cinema

Miklós Kiss and Steven Willemsen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474406727
eISBN:
9781474430470
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474406727.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Narrative complexity is a trend in contemporary cinema. Since the late 1990s there has been a palpable increase in complex storytelling in movies. But how and why do complex movies create perplexity ... More


Film Through the Human Visual System: Finding Patterns and Limits

Jordan E. DeLong, Kaitlin L. Brunick, and James E. Cutting

in The Social Science of Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199797813
eISBN:
9780199369522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797813.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Over time, filmmakers have changed the way they realize the structure of their films. Film structures have progressively developed to cater to patterns present in human attentional systems. Shot ... More


The Affective Power of Movies

Carl Plantinga

in Psychocinematics: Exploring Cognition at the Movies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199862139
eISBN:
9780199332755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862139.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter provides an overview, from the perspective of cognitive film theory, of the affective power of movies. How is it that movies are able to make viewers laugh, cry, yell, squirm in their ... More


Improving Passions

Charles Burnetts

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748698196
eISBN:
9781474434881
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748698196.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The book examines how the “sentimental”, a term so often invoked in film criticism, has been mobilized, denigrated, quarantined or ignored over 300 years of aesthetic debate. Responding to the often ... More


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