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Laura T. Di Summa

Aesthetic evaluations are difficult. They are also incredibly simple. They are simple because it is virtually impossible to abstain from them. It is an essential component of our engagement with the arts and what we routinely do as we leave the

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Brenda Austin-Smith, Matthew Cipa, and Temenuga Trifonova

Andrew Klevan, Aesthetic Evaluation and Film (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2018), 256 pp, $22.95 (paperback). ISBN: 978-1784991258. Reviewed by Brenda Austin-Smith Andrew Klevan's book Aesthetic Evaluation and Film is both

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Todd Berliner

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In this reply to four commentaries on my book, Hollywood Aesthetic: Pleasure in American Cinema, I address several conceptual and methodological issues raised by the respondents. Those issues include the book's focus on aesthetic pleasure; the functions of narrative, style, ideology, and genre in Hollywood cinema; the relationship between ideology and aesthetics; the use of scientific research in the humanities; normative aesthetic evaluations; real versus hypothetical spectators; and the practices of aesthetic film analysis.

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Héctor J. Pérez

prolonged multiplot strategy, might define the singularity of an aesthetic experience ( Pearce et al. 2016 ). Westworld : Post-Twist Game and Aesthetic Evaluation As can be seen from the example discussed in the previous section, the main event of a

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James E. Cutting

): 1 – 21 . doi: 10.1186/s41235-018-0091-x . Galanter , Philip . 2012 . “ Computational Aesthetic Evaluation: Past and Future. ” In Computers and Creativity , ed. Jon McCormack and Mark d'Inverno . 255 – 293 . Berlin : Springer . 10

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From Ebony to Ivory

‘Cosmetic’ Investments in the Body

Chiara Pussetti

through a scale of ‘whiteness of a different colour’ ( Frye 1998 ; Salerno and Guglielmo 2003 ; Satzewich 2000 ). Most of my interviewees point out that such aesthetic evaluations cannot be divorced from the racial hierarchies produced by centuries of

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Phenomenology Encounters Cognitivism

Robert Sinnerbrink

sophisticated and illuminating critical interpretations and aesthetic evaluations of challenging cinematic works. There are also attempts to tackle the ethicopolitical question of ideology in contemporary cinema drawing on the work of cognitive theory and

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Robert Sinnerbrink and Matthew Cipa

the book is dedicated to aesthetic evaluation and “existential hermeneutics”: the idea of cinema as an interpretable art form that is also a “transformative event” (232ff.) expressing (existential and cinematic) truths. Yacavone adopts here Gadamer

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Maggie Gray, Kees Ribbens, Sebastian Domsch, and Dyfrig Jones

– provides insights. A keen eye for influences, allusions and precedents across various art forms comes together with a wealth of primary material, 16 thereby to inform rich aesthetic evaluations, attentive not only to narrative construction but also graphic

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Functional Elements of the Moving Image

Philip Cowan

. Cinematography . New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press . 10.36019/9780813563510 Klevan , Andrew . 2018 . Aesthetic Evaluation and Film . Manchester : Manchester University Press . 10.7765/9781526132567 Lindgren , Ernest . 1963 . The Art