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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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.
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