Engaging Characters: Fiction, Emotion, and the Cinema

Smith, Murray (1995) Engaging Characters: Fiction, Emotion, and the Cinema. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 265 pp. ISBN 978-0198183471. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Thrillers, weepies, horror movies, and melodramas evoke characteristic kinds of emotional response, yet emotion is not much examined by film or literary theory. Engaging Characters discusses emotional responses to films, integrating them into a theory of engagement (`identification') with characters in cinematic and literary fictions. Films and filmmakers discussed include The Accused; Hitchcock (including detailed analyses of The Man Who Knew Too Much and Saboteur); Godard; Ruiz; Bunuel's That Obscure Object of Desire; Dovzhenko's Arsenal; Preminger's Daisy Kenyon; Bresson's L'Argent; Eisenstein's Strike; and Melville's Le Doulos.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: N Fine Arts
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts
Depositing User: Kevin Goddard
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2008 09:02
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2010 14:10
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