Engaging Characters: Fiction, Emotion, and the Cinema

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Thrillers, tear jerkers, horror movies, melodramas--like so many movie terms, these genre designations immediately evoke characteristic kinds of emotional response. Yet emotion is a subject that film and literary theory have traditionally dealt with in only the most impressionistic and tangential fashion. Engaging Characters presents a precise discussion of the varieties of emotional response to films, integrating them into a larger theory of our engagement (or "identification") with characters in both cinematic and literary fictions. Films and filmmakers discussed include The Accused; Hitchcock (including detailed analyses of The Man Who Knew Too Much [1956] and Saboteur); Godard; Ruiz; Buñuel's That Obscure Object of Desire; Dovzhenko's Arsenal and Preminger's Daisy Kenyon; Bresson's L'Argent; Eisenstein's Strike; and Melville's Le Doulos.

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Smith has contributed to a number of journals in media studies and literary criticism, ranging from Screen to The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism. He lives in London, SE13.

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offers here a very detailed and well-informed survey of terrain of a sort that the more squarely philosophical contributions to the discussion have by and large ignored...Smith is very good./Alex Neill/The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism.

`Welcome and important book ... considerable value of this book ... It develops an original, complex, articulated theory and fruitfully applies it to a wide variety of films ... an impressive work that in its lucidity and careful argumentation sets intellectual standards that most current film
theory does not come even close to matching.'
Berys Gaut, University of St Andrews, British Journal of Aesthetics, Vol. 37, No. 1, Jan '97

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