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Malcolm Turvey

it existed in the work of literary scholars such as Seymour Chatman in the mid-1980s into a systematic theory of film narration; he draws on the constructivist tradition in cognitive psychology to explain how viewers comprehend narrative films; and he

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A Vision of the Viewer

Situating Narration in the Fiction Film in the Context of Theories of Narrative Comprehension

Joseph P. Magliano and James A. Clinton

eras that reflect the zeitgeist in terms of research questions, theoretical frameworks, and methodology in narrative comprehension research. The first (mid-1970s–mid-1980s) provided the psychological grounding for Bordwell. This era primarily focused on

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Seeing Yourself in the Past

The Role of Situational (Dis)continuity and Conceptual Metaphor in the Understanding of Complex Cases of Character Perception

Maarten Coëgnarts, Miklós Kiss, Peter Kravanja, and Steven Willemsen

viewer comprehends particular scenes characterized by such discrepancies. To address this issue, we draw on two influential theories of discourse comprehension of the 1980s and 1990s, namely (1) the theory of situation model or mental model construction

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Torben Grodal

also Californians who lack the more conservative American values). For most of the film, John is in a dirty undershirt or naked, whereas the archenemy is dressed in a jacket and tie. The firm is even a Japanese company, and Japan was in the 1980s

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Ted Nannicelli

in artistically relevant ways. The Huppertz score, composed in Weimar Germany, invokes Wagner and Strauss, while Moroder’s score evokes a sense of 1980s postmodern pastiche—two very different sonic atmospheres that complement the image track in quite

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Kata Szita, Paul Taberham, and Grant Tavinor

gaming culture in the 1980s, the affective quality of video games was not attributed to their captivating emotional content, but instead to social scenarios in which they played parts. Among others, Thomas W. Malone (1980) , Geoffrey Loftus and

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Christopher Blake Evernden, Cynthia A. Freeland, Thomas Schatz, and Frank P. Tomasulo

startling assertion brings us back to my earlier observation that Reinventing Hollywood marks a significant adjustment and perhaps even a radical turn for David Bordwell, who since the 1980s has been the foremost theorist and historian of cinematic

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The Cine-Fist

Eisenstein’s Attractions, Mirror Neurons, and Contemporary Action Cinema

Maria Belodubrovskaya

Gunning’s “cinema of attractions,” a mode of filmmaking that, according to Gunning, was prevalent in the first decade of motion pictures. Since Gunning’s conception, developed in the 1980s, contrasts the cinema of attractions with the cinema of narrative

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“The physical anxiety of the form itself”

A Haptic Reading of Phil Solomon’s Experimental Films

Hava Aldouby

follows I offer a close look at a corpus of DVD-to-celluloid works dating from the late 1980s through the early 2000s. I look closely at three 16 mm films, The Secret Garden (1989), The Snowman (1995), and Walking Distance (1999). All three films may

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"The Theatricality of the Emulsion!"

Queerness, Tactility, and Abstraction in the Hand-Processed Films of Roger Jacoby

Benjamin Ogrodnik

This article reexamines the career of Roger Jacoby (1945–1985), an abstract painter and gay liberation activist who became renowned for processing film in his darkened bathtub and for films that featured his partner, Ondine, the Andy Warhol Superstar. Through a consideration of film shorts made in the 1970s and 1980s, the article argues that Jacoby’s principal innovation was the exploration of hand-processing, which resulted in films that resembled abstract expressionist paintings in motion. Additionally, it considers hand-processing as an overlooked, albeit powerful, vehicle for expressing non-normative sexuality in American avant-garde film. It situates Jacoby alongside gay filmmakers Kenneth Anger, Gregory Markopoulos, and Jack Smith, and considers how hand-processed media can generate a “corporealized” spectator and disrupt patterns of filmic illusionism and heterosexist protocols of sexual/gender representation.