Sunday, June 14, 2009

Understanding Cinema

Understanding Cinema analyzes the moving imagery of film and television from a psychological perspective. Per Persson argues that spectators interpret, feel, make use of knowledge, assumptions, expectations and prejudices when viewing and making sense of film. Drawing on psychology and anthropology, he explains how close-ups, editing conventions, character psychology and other cinematic techniques work, and how and why they affect the spectator. Anchoring the discussion in concrete examples from early and contemporary cinema. Understanding Cinema also analyzes the design of cinema conventions and their stylistic transformations through the evolution of film.



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