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Film Structure and the Emotion System

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  • Date Published: May 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521037358

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  • Synthesizing recent research on emotion in cognitive psychology and neurology, this study provides a more nuanced understanding of how film evokes emotion. Although the experience of emotion is central to movie-viewing, film studies have not focused on the emotions, relying instead on vague psychoanalytic concepts of desire. This volume describes a grounded approach to analyzing the emotional appeal of a wide variety of films (from Casablanca to Stranger than Paradise, from Renoir to Spielberg), showing how style and narration call upon the viewer's emotion system.

    • Demonstrates how to analyse the emotional appeals of a wide range of film genres, styles and national cinemas
    • Provides much more specific descriptions of filmic emotion than previous psychoanalytically based accounts
    • Uses specific films as case studies for cognitive response
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    "...this book provides a comprehensive study of the theories of emotion and successfully defines its 'emotion system' in relation to film structure. It also includes a thorough review of prior studies on the subject..." Journal of Film and Video

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521037358
    • length: 232 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 153 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.358kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Developing the Approach:
    1. An invitation to feel
    2. The emotion system and nonprototypical emotions
    3. The mood-cue approach to filmic emotion
    4. Other cognitivisms
    Part II. Analyzing Emotional Appeals in Film:
    5. 'Couldn't you read between those pitiful lines?': feeling for Stella Dallas
    6. Strike-ing out: the partial success of early Eisenstein's emotional appeal
    7. Lyricism and unevenness: emotional transitions in Renoir's A Day in the Country and The Lower Depths
    8. Emotion work: The Joy Luck Club and the limits of the emotion system
    9. 'I was misinformed': nostalgia and uncertainty in Casablanca
    Part III. Afterword:
    10. An invitation to interpret
    Appendix: the neurological basis of psychoanalytic film theory: Metz's emotional debt to Freud the biologist
    Notes
    Index.

  • Author

    Greg M. Smith, Georgia State University

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