The Film: A Psychological Study

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In 1916, an eminent psychologist recorded his impressions of the fledgling film industry. His penetrating and prescient observations foretold the most modern developments of the cinematic art, and his classic survey, The Film: A Psychological Study, remains a text of enduring relevance to movie historians as well as students of film and psychology. Ranging from considerations of the viewer's perception of on-screen depth and motion to examinations of the cinema's distinguishing and unique characteristics as an ...
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Overview


In 1916, an eminent psychologist recorded his impressions of the fledgling film industry. His penetrating and prescient observations foretold the most modern developments of the cinematic art, and his classic survey, The Film: A Psychological Study, remains a text of enduring relevance to movie historians as well as students of film and psychology. Ranging from considerations of the viewer's perception of on-screen depth and motion to examinations of the cinema's distinguishing and unique characteristics as an art form, this study arrives at strikingly modern conclusions about movies and their psychological values.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486433868
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 2/29/2012
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,082,631
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1 The Outer Development of the Moving Pictures 1
2 The Inner Development of the Moving Pictures 9
Part I The Psychology of the Photoplay
3 Depth and Movement 18
4 Attention 31
5 Memory and Imagination 39
6 Emotions 48
Part II The Esthetics of the Photoplay
7 The Purpose of Art 57
8 The Means of the Various Arts 66
9 The Means of the Photoplay 73
10 The Demands of the Photoplay 82
11 The Function of the Photoplay 92
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