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Published: 26 May 2022 (Estimated)

320 Pages


ISBN: 9780198871071

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Engaging Characters

Fiction, Emotion, and the Cinema

Second Edition

Murray Smith

  • New edition of a landmark work in philosophy of film.
  • Examines a little-studied area of film theory: emotional response to character, in relation to both cinematic and literary fiction.
  • Engages with a wide range of films and filmmakers throughout the twentieth century.
  • Breadth of cultural studies: characters studied not just in relation to film, but to literature, clsaiccs, philosophy, music studies, and media studies.
  • Clearly argued with a very readable and accessible prose style.

New to this Edition:

  • A new, substantial introduction mapping out research subsequent to the publication of the first edition, as well as an updated cover design.
  • Additional material related to and supporting the book available online (on the author's website, 'Film and the Aesthetic Dimension').