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The Empathic ScreenCinema and Neuroscience$
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Vittorio Gallese and Michele Guerra

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780198793533

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198793533.001.0001

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Camera Movements and Motor Cognition

Camera Movements and Motor Cognition

(p.85) 3 Camera Movements and Motor Cognition
The Empathic Screen

Vittorio Gallese

Michele Guerra

, Frances Anderson
Oxford University Press

This chapter addresses the role of camera movement in generating the spectator’s immersion in the narrated film plot. The subheadings are “Style,” in which the origins of the notion of style are explained, with a review of how filmic style has been addressed by film scholars; “Moving the camera,” addressing the stylistic role of camera movements in film history; “Intermezzo,” dedicated to a discussion from the authors’ perspective of a selection of Stanley Kubrick’s masterpieces, including Barry Lyndon, The Shining, and Full Metal Jacket, and introducing the Steadicam; and “Moving mirrors,” in which the empirical results concerning the role of camera movements in generating the spectators’ immersion, empathy, and identification with film characters are presented.

Keywords:   Camera movements, embodied simulation, immersion, Kubrick, electroencephalography (EEG), experiments, mirror neurons, motor cognition, Steadicam, style

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