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The Festival Collective

Making Sense of Cinema : Empirical Studies into Film Spectators and Spectatorship

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Introduction Young film enthusiasts file into Montreal’s Concordia Hall to find seats before the lights go down. Excited chatter continues as a festival programmer introduces the director of the film, Noboru Iguchi. Iguchi enters from...

Preferred Readings and Dissociative Appropriations

Making Sense of Cinema : Empirical Studies into Film Spectators and Spectatorship

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Introduction Audience and reception studies in cultural studies have primarily focused on how Hollywood movies or mainstream television serials may, in academic contexts, be critically deconstructed or, in everyday contexts, subversively...

In Search of the Child Spectator in the Late Silent Era

Making Sense of Cinema : Empirical Studies into Film Spectators and Spectatorship

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Milan, Italy, 24 March 1952 (A.P.) Experts on children from 25 nations say that comic books and cowboy movies affect children, but they admit they don’t know how much or in what way.Motion Pictures are not understood by the present...

Focalization, Attachment, and Film Viewers’ Responses to Film Characters

Making Sense of Cinema : Empirical Studies into Film Spectators and Spectatorship

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Introduction Character engagement is an umbrella term for distinct cognitive and emotional responses of film viewers to fictional characters (Smith 1995). It refers to the subjective experience of relating to fictional characters and being...

Transnational Investments

Darren Waldron

Dr. Darren Waldron is a Senior Lecturer in French at the University of Manchester, UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Making Sense of Cinema : Empirical Studies into Film Spectators and Spectatorship

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Introduction This chapter examines responses to a critically acclaimed French documentary about older queer people—Les Invisibles/The Invisibles (Sébastien Lifshitz, 2012)—among 120 viewers at LGBTQ film festivals in Barcelona, London...

Spectatorship in Public Space

Making Sense of Cinema : Empirical Studies into Film Spectators and Spectatorship

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Introduction The contemporary city is marked by a proliferation of screens; moving images flash before a mobile, distracted, and ever-shifting audience in spaces as iconic as New York’s Times Square or as mundane as a suburban commuter...

Making Sense of the American Superhero Film

CarrieLynn D. Reinhard

CarrieLynn D. Reinhard is an Associate Professor in Communication Arts and Sciences at Dominican University, Illinois, USA, where her research focuses on sense-making in media reception. She completed her Ph.D. in Communication at Ohio State University, USA, and was a post-doctoral research fellow for the Virtual World Research Group at Roskilde University in Denmark. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Making Sense of Cinema : Empirical Studies into Film Spectators and Spectatorship

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Introduction Beginning with Bryan Singer’s X-Men in 2000, American superhero films have come to dominate global box office. From Spider-Man (Sam Raimi, 2002) to The Avengers: Age of Ultron (Joss Whedon, 2015), these films have captured...

Seeing Animated Worlds

Making Sense of Cinema : Empirical Studies into Film Spectators and Spectatorship

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Introduction Whether from the point of view of history, production, reception or philosophy, screen scholarship aims to enlighten us about how film and television texts work on audiences. But how much does screen scholarship actually...

Indexing the Events of an Art Film by Audiences with Different Viewing Backgrounds

Making Sense of Cinema : Empirical Studies into Film Spectators and Spectatorship

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Introduction In 1979, Patricia Baggett showed a group of students the short film The Red Balloon (Albert Lamorisse, 1956) and told the story to another group. She found that students in both groups had a very similar memory processes...

Conclusion

Christopher J. Olson

Christopher J. Olson is Adjunct Professor at Dominican University, USA, where he teaches about masculinity and interracial communication. He cohosts The Pop Culture Lens podcast with CarrieLynn D. Reinhard, and together, they are co-authoring a book on exorcism cinema. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Making Sense of Cinema : Empirical Studies into Film Spectators and Spectatorship

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Darrell William Davis (1996) contends that mass culture offers vital insights into the concerns and issues that impact the citizenry of any given nation at different points throughout history, because people around the world tend to consume...