Emotion, film and

Stadler, Jane (2014). Emotion, film and. In Edward Branigan and Warren Buckland (Ed.), The Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory (pp. 151-156) Abingdon, Oxon, UK: Routledge.

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Author Stadler, Jane
Title of chapter Emotion, film and
Title of book The Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory
Place of Publication Abingdon, Oxon, UK
Publisher Routledge
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Open Access Status
ISBN 9780415781800
Editor Edward Branigan
Warren Buckland
Chapter number 25
Start page 151
End page 156
Total pages 6
Total chapters 83
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Emotion is a crucial component of the film experience: it explicitly underpins genres such as comedy, tragedy, and horror, and it anchors the spectator to the screen through engagement with characters and the issues they confront. Emotion is also an indicator of value: emotional responses tell us something about the ethical, ideological, or aesthetic worth we perceive in a film, its narrative, and the people and events it represents. Indeed, Murray Smith argues that emotional engagement with characters is the main way film influences viewers’ beliefs, values, and ideologies. Smith’s essay ‘Altered States: Character and Emotional Response in the Cinema’ (1994) details emotion’s centrality to film reception. The following summary examines how Smith systematically develops an account of cinematic emotion. It then situates his influential work in relation to other perspectives, including those of Noël Carroll and Carl Plantinga...

Keyword Film
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