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Moving PicturesA New Theory of Film Genres, Feelings, and Cognition$
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Torben Grodal

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198159834

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159834.001.0001

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Recapitulation and Conclusion

Recapitulation and Conclusion

(p.278) Recapitulation and Conclusion
Moving Pictures

Torben Grodal

Oxford University Press

This chapter summarizes the main findings of the book. The aim of this book has been to show the way in which cognitions and emotions in the experience of viewing visual fiction are part of a holistic framework. This holism has its origin in the way that fictions are experienced by the viewer. Central elements in the book can be summed up by some key concepts including holism, ecological conventions, reality-simulation, and aesthetic flow.

Keywords:   visual fiction, holism, ecological conventions, reality-simulation, aesthetic flow

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