Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 January 2017

240 Pages | 30 b/w illus.

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474406727

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Impossible Puzzle Films

A Cognitive Approach to Contemporary Complex Cinema

Miklós Kiss and Steven Willemsen

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Analyses the effects of complex narratives on viewers, including the psychological experience of puzzlement and perplexity
  • Explores impossible puzzle films as a specific set of highly complex popular films
  • Introduces cognitive dissonance as a key feature of these films
  • Brings together literary theory, cognitive narratology and film studies

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