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Published: 29 November 2013

336 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199797813

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The Social Science of Cinema

Edited by James C. Kaufman and Dean Keith Simonton

  • The first comprehensive collection of empirical research devoted to the social science of cinema
  • Top scholars from psychology, economics, sociology, business, and communications tackle key questions about the film experience
  • From a movie's creation to the audience's reaction to its eventual reception by critics and the box office, this book offers insights about all aspects of the movies based on cutting-edge research
  • Essays explore such topics as the specific factors that influence whether movies make money, win awards, or flop; how our personality impacts on our viewing preferences; issues of gender inequity on screen; the relationship between visual perception and the way movies are edited; and many more

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