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Designing a New Method of Studying Feature-Length Films

An Empirical Study and its Critical Analysis

Jose Cañas-Bajo, Teresa Cañas-Bajo, Eleni Berki, Juri-Petri Valtanen, and Pertti Saariluoma

given the choice of different dates, were informed that three films would be shown, and were told that they would be offered food and beverages in between screenings. The participants were divided into six groups according to their preferred dates; the

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Mirror Neurons and Film Studies

A Cautionary Tale from a Serious Pessimist

Malcolm Turvey

that it appeared to provide an explanation for how macaques, and by extension human beings, understand the actions of their conspecifics. Researchers speculated that, if the same neurons fire when a monkey reaches for an object, say food, and when the

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Monstrous Masses

The Human Body as Raw Material

John Marmysz

physical state of affairs are explored. The creation crawls across the floor like a gigantic insect. With the connection of the victims’ various gastrointestinal tracts, food eaten by the first person in the chain passes as feces into the mouth of the

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Shadows, Screens, Bodies, and Light

Reading the Discursive Shadow in the Age of American Silent Cinema

Amy E. Borden

fluoroscope, the writer for Leslie's describes the fluoroscope image produced from a goose's digestion of food mixed with bismuth salt, which absorbs x-rays, as viewing a “shadow cast upon the fluorescent screen.” He continues by describing how the path of

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Falling Apart Together

On Viewing Ali Atassi’s Our Terrible Country from Beirut

Ira Allen

Syrian fast-food restaurant in Istanbul—Yassin remonstrates with a compatriot over what he thinks is the inflated price of his falafel, then is berated by the owner, who takes away Yassin’s plate and castigates him as ungrateful and undeserving

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Laura T. Di Summa

's preference for savory as opposed to sweet foods—and cannot be expressed objectively. Carroll replies that the objection is misguided in the first place, as both Hume and Kant, who discuss taste and beauty, do allow for the possibility of intersubjective

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Keyvan Sarkhosh and Winfried Menninghaus

, be reassuring or convey comfort or alleviate suffering. Example: “Die Story, die Musik und das kreativ-leckere Essen machen einfach gute Laune.” (The story, the music, and the creatively tasty food simply make you feel good.) Note. These

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On Sinofuturism

Resisting Techno-Orientalism in Understanding Kuaishou, Douyin, and Chinese A.I.

Yunying Huang

Orwell's 1984” ( Robson 2017 ). Outside characterizations pay excessive attention to the sovereignty of China, and assume young Chinese are “too preoccupied with the internet playing games, ordering food, writing or reading, conducting business, etc., to

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The iAnimal Film Series

Activating Empathy Through Virtual Reality

Holly Cecil

on the abuse suffered by animals raised and killed for food. The practices that take place inside factory farms and slaughterhouses are kept hidden from the public. Animal Equality defends people's right to know what happens in modern farms and

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Affective Anachronisms, Fateful Becomings

Otaku Movement and the Joan of Arc Effect in Type-Moon's Transhistorical Anime Ecology

David John Boyd

, writing: “Closeness” means, in this context, both extending a product's range of play to make it as intimate for fans in as much of everyday life as possible (from toys to food, clothes, phones, and airplanes, for example) and capitalizing on the