Palgrave Studies in Audio-Visual Culture

Feeling Film

A Spatial Approach

Authors: Carroll, Beth

  • Investigates how spatial readings of aesthetics might be achieved and the issues it raises
  • Explores the idea that a film's aesthetic qualities should be the focus of reading film
  • Uses film musicals as case studies 
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This book questions the de facto dominance of narrative when watching films. Using the film musical as a case study, this book explores whether an alternative spatial understanding of film can offer alternative readings to narrative. For instance, how do film aesthetics influence our interaction with the film? Can camera movement and music make us ‘feel’ cinema? Can the film world bleed into our own? Utilising film musicals ranging from those by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers to von Trier’s Dancer in the Dark (2000), Feeling Film: A Spatial Approach investigates how we might go about understanding the audience's spatial relationship with film aesthetics, what it might look like, and the tools needed to conduct analysis. 

About the authors


Beth Carroll is a Lecturer in Film and Literature in the English and Film departments at the University of Southampton, UK. Her research interests include space, musicals, music, gestalt theory, haptics, disgust and video games. She has recently published a chapter on the Pet Shop Boys in Today’s Sounds for Yesterday’s Films: Making Music for Silent Cinema (Palgrave, 2016)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Feeling Film
Book Subtitle
A Spatial Approach
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Audio-Visual Culture
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-53936-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-53936-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-53935-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 210
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 illustrations in colour
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