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Lalita Pandit

This article examines how three classic Hindi films—Pyasaa, The Guide, and Jagate Raho—draw on Indic paradigms of devotional love and śānta rasa and how they use “wonder” as a resolution to distressing emotions experienced by the characters and elicited in the viewer. To this effect, the article emphasizes how socio-cultural models of appraisal elicit various kinds of emotion, and, from this culturally situated but broadly universalist perspective, it traces the journey of the protagonists from fear, dejection, and despair toward amazement and peace. Among contemporary cognitive theories of emotion, the article uses perspectives drawn from the appraisal theory.

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Filippo Contesi

fear and disgust. In his chapter on “Horror” in the Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Film , for instance, Aaron Smuts (2009, 505 ) presupposes, without ever questioning it, the view that horror fictions warrant fear and disgust. Or, to mention

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How Many Emotions Does Film Studies Need?

A Phenomenological Proposal

Julian Hanich

focus on just a few standard or garden-variety emotions films can evoke in viewers, emotions like fear, sadness, disgust, or anger (see, for instance, Grodal 2017 ). Beyond this narrow spectrum we can surely discover a wide field of emotions that have

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Torben Grodal

letters). Four of these have their roots back in our reptilian ancestors: ANGER (aggression), FEAR (sexual), LUST, and SEEKING. SEEKING is a dopamine-supported emotional system that backs up the seeking for future gratifications such as food and sex, but

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Rainer Reisenzein

typically fictional, the events depicted in films often elicit emotional reactions in their viewers; indeed many film scenes are created with the explicit purpose of inducing particular emotions, such as fear or surprise. Explaining how viewers react to

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Ivan Mozzhukhin’s Acting Style

Beyond the Kuleshov Effect

Johannes Riis

movement of his shoulders, as though he is breathing quickly and preparing bodily for flight, becomes suggestive, in this particular context, of fear at the prospect of his empowered mother-in-law. The kitchen scene, just before Mathias’s response, can feel

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The Cine-Fist

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

Maria Belodubrovskaya

experience high-level and other-directed emotions such as admiration and pity. In contrast, simulation theory (or embodied simulation theory), which is based on the mirror mechanism, may explain self-directed and sensory emotions, such as fear and disgust

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Katherine Thomson-Jones

and suggests a solution to the paradox of horror that makes explicable and appropriate a combined and fully integrated response of fear, fascination, and disgust (2017: 204). When we move beyond solutions to paradoxes, however, the role of scientific

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Film, Art, and the Third Culture

A Naturalized Aesthetics of Film—Précis

Murray Smith

particularity? How much illumination of artworks can a focus on such basic states as fear, disgust, and anger really provide? In Chapter 8, “Feeling Prufish,” I meet this objection half-way. The significance of genre categories shows that we do not understand or

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Joerg Fingerhut

scenes because we see in them Scottie’s perspective burst back on him (in the case of Vertigo ) or police chief Brody’s fears encroach on him when the shark attacks (in the case of Jaws ). Such visual transformations in film become aesthetically