Emotion and the Structure of Narrative Film: Film as an Emotion Machine

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Introduced one hundred years ago, film has since become part of our lives. For the past century, however, the experience offered by fiction films has remained a mystery. Questions such as why adult viewers cry and shiver, and why they care at all about fictional characters -- while aware that they contemplate an entirely staged scene -- are still unresolved. In addition, it is unknown why spectators find some film experiences entertaining that have a clearly aversive nature outside the cinema. These and other questions make ...

Emotion and the Structure of Narrative Film: Film As An Emotion Machine 2011, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9780415515603

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Emotion and the Structure of Narrative Film: Film as an Emotion Machine 1995, Routledge, Mahwah, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780805814095

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