The Multisensory Film Experience

A Cognitive Model of Experiental Film Aesthetics

Luis Rocha Antunes

The Multisensory Film Experience

Luis Rocha Antunes

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

With a Preface by Michael Grabowski

224 pages | 120 halftones | 7 x 9 | © 2016
Paper $43.00 ISBN: 9781783206285 Published June 2016
When the lights dim in a movie theater and the projector begins to click and whir, the light and sounds of the motion picture become the gateway to a multisensory experience. Moving beyond the oft-discussed perceptual elements of vision and hearing, The Multisensory Film Experience analyzes temperature, pain, and balance in order to argue that it is the experience of film that’s inherently multisensory, not the medium. Luis Rocha Antunes here explores the work of well-loved filmmakers Erik Jensen, Gus Van Sant, and Ki-Duk Kim to offer new insights into how viewers experience films and understand their stories. This is an original contribution to an emerging field of research and will become essential reading for film scholars.
Contents
Foreword by Michael Grabowski
Acknowledgements 
Chapter 1: The Multisensory Film Experience, Experiential Film Aesthetics, Cinema and the Senses
Chapter 2: The Vestibular in Film: Orientation and Balance in Gus Van Sant’s  Cinema of Walking
Chapter 3: Nociception in Film: A Cinematic Account of Ki-Duk Kim’s Aesthetics of Pain
Chapter 4: Thermoception in Film: Knut Erik Jensen’s Experiential Aesthetics of Cold
Chapter 5: Conclusion 
Bibliography 
Filmography
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