Spectatorship and Social Cognition: Per Persson's Understanding Cinema

Romao, Tico J (2006) Spectatorship and Social Cognition: Per Persson's Understanding Cinema. New Review of Film and Television Studies, 4 (1). pp. 53-61. ISSN 1740-0309

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Abstract

This paper places Per Persson's book Understanding Cinema in relation to cognitive film theory and the increasing necessity of it to further engage with the psychological and anthropological literature on social cognition. This paper focuses upon Persson's ability to integrate cognitive and cultural perspectives when explaining a spectator's comprehension of point‐of‐view editing, variable framing and character psychology. It is argued that Persson's theoretical framework would have been more explanatorily complete if it had adopted an analytical dualist stance as a means to theorise the ontologically mixed nature of the psychological processes in question.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1992-1992.92 Television Broadcasts
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Media > Film and Television
Research Priority Areas: Being Human - Past, Present & Future
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 08:51
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2016 07:53
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/3758

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