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The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)

Directed by

Joel Coen

Written by

Joel Coen

and

Ethan Coen

Screenplay

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...Blackness. A bleak wind moans. Music cues a cut to a twinkling city scape, seen through falling snow. After a beat, the voice of an elderly black man: NarratorThat's right… New York. We are tracking high through the night sky. From...

The Festival Collective

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...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

Book chapter

...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

Book chapter

...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

Book chapter

...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

Book chapter

...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

Book chapter

...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...

“Legolas, He’s Cool . . . and He’s Hot!”

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Introduction How do audiences choose favorite characters in a film? What does this choosing mean to them? And how do their choices intersect with people’s wider ways of engaging with other components in their media interests...

Exploring the Role of Narrative Contextualization in Film Interpretation

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Introduction In this chapter, we set out to employ eye tracking methods to investigate the meanings that films guide their recipients to create. Our general concern is to consider the extent to which such methods may be employed to shed...

Introduction

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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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

Book chapter

...“My whole life I’ve wondered what it would be like to be this side of the screen.”In the film The Purple Rose of Cairo (Woody Allen, 1985), an awkward young waitress named Cecilia (Mia Farrow) goes to the movies to escape her abusive...