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Touch, taste & devour: phenomenology of film and the film experiencer in the cinema of sensations

Aaltonen, Minna-Ella (2011) Touch, taste & devour: phenomenology of film and the film experiencer in the cinema of sensations. MPhil(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This thesis explores the possibilities of reconciling corporeal and visceral film experience with theory. It provides an analyses of two contemporary films; Marina de Van's Dans Ma Peau (In My Skin, 2002, France) and Claire Denis's Vendredi Soir (Friday Night, 2002, France). The thesis uses the theoretical framework of film phenomenology and the articulations of ‘cinema of sensations’ in an attempt to apprehend why these two films in particular arguably affect their experiencer in a way other films do not. A broader aim of this thesis is to continue the discussion on the possibilities of reconciling theory with affective spectatorship, and to explore the body's response to a film experience, as a valid part of analysis.

Item Type: Thesis (MPhil(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Keywords: film phenomenology, cinema of sensations, film experiencer, 'Dans ma Peau', 'Vendredi Soir', Marina de Van, Claire Denis, affective spectatorship
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
Supervisor's Name: Boyle, Dr. Karen and Heddon, Dr. Deirdre (Dee)
Date of Award: 2011
Depositing User: Ms. Minna-Ella J. Aaltonen
Unique ID: glathesis:2011-2666
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2011
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2012 13:58
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/2666

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