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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...

“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...

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

Book chapter

...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

Craig Batty

,

Adrian Dyer

,

Claire Perkins

Claire Perkins is Senior Lecturer in Film and Screen Studies in the School of Media, Film and Journalism at Monash University, Australia. She is the author of American Smart Cinema (2012), and co-editor of U.S Independent Film After 1989: Possible Films (2015), B is for Bad Cinema: Aesthetics, Politics and Cultural Value (2014) and Film Trilogies: New Critical Approaches (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jodi Sita

Jodi Sita is Senior Lecturer in Anatomy and Neurosciences in the School of Allied Health at Australian Catholic University, Australia. She is a neuroscientist, health scientist, and eye-tracking expert, heading the eye-tracking laboratory at Australian Catholic University.. 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 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...

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...

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

Book chapter

...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...
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...Black In black, we hear a chain-gang chant, many voices together, spaced around the unison strike of picks against rock. A title bums in: O muse! Sing in me, and through me tell the story Of that man skilled in all the ways of contending,...

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...

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...

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...