Film Structure and the Emotion System
By (author) Greg M. Smith
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Film Structure and the Emotion System by Greg M. Smith
Book DescriptionFilms evoke broad moods and cue particular emotions that can be broadly shared as well as individually experienced. Although the experience of emotion is central to the viewing of movies, film studies have neglected to focus attention on the emotions, relying instead on vague psychoanalytic concepts of desire. Film Structure and the Emotion System synthesizes research on emotion in cognitive psychology and neurology in an effort to provide a more nuanced understanding of how film evokes emotion. Analysing a variety and range of films, including Casablanca and Stranger than Paradise, this book offers a grounded approach to the mechanisms through which films appeal to the human emotions, demonstrating the role of style and narration in this process.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521817585
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Greg M. Smith
Film Structure and the Emotion System, Paperback (May 2007)
Synthesizes research on emotion in cognitive psychology and neurology to provide an understanding of how film evokes emotion.
Passionate Views, Paperback (April 1999)
Passionate Views offers a new approach to our understanding of film and will be of interest to anyone fascinated by the emotional power of motion pictures and their relationship to the central concerns of our lives, as well as by the techniques filmmakers use to move an audience.
On a Silver Platter, Paperback (December 1998)» View all books by Greg M. Smith
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