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Engaging the Moving Image$
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Noël Carroll

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780300091953

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300091953.001.0001

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Film, Emotion, and Genre

Film, Emotion, and Genre

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(p.59) Chapter 3 Film, Emotion, and Genre
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Engaging the Moving Image
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Noël Carroll

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300091953.003.0003

This chapter begins with a number of very common movie events. They bear testimony to the hardly controversial observation that, in large measure, affect is the glue that holds the audience's attention to the screen on a moment-to-moment basis. The author mentions “affect” here rather than “emotion,” even though it might be acceptable in ordinary language to label all the presented examples as instances of emotional response. The author's reason for this way of speaking is that the ordinary notion of emotion can be exceedingly broad and elastic, sometimes ranging so widely as to encompass hardwired reflex reactions, kinesthetic turbulence, moods, sexual arousal, pleasures and desires, as well as occurrent mental states like anger, fear, and sorrow.

Keywords:   movie events, affect, genre, emotion, emotional response

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