The Multisensory Film Experience: A Cognitive Model of Experiental Film Aesthetics
by Luis Rocha Antunes
preface by Michael Grabowski
Intellect Books, 2016
Paper: 978-1-78320-628-5
Library of Congress Classification PN1995.A599 2016
Dewey Decimal Classification 791.4301

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
When the lights dim in a movie theater and the projector begins to click and whir, the light and sounds of the motion picture become the gateway to a multisensory experience. Moving beyond the oft-discussed perceptual elements of vision and hearing, The Multisensory Film Experience analyzes temperature, pain, and balance in order to argue that it is the experience of film that’s inherently multisensory, not the medium. Luis Rocha Antunes here explores the work of well-loved filmmakers Erik Jensen, Gus Van Sant, and Ki-Duk Kim to offer new insights into how viewers experience films and understand their stories. This is an original contribution to an emerging field of research and will become essential reading for film scholars.

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