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    Revisiting the Kuleshov Effect with first-time viewers

    Ildirar Kirbas, Sermin (2018) Revisiting the Kuleshov Effect with first-time viewers. Projections 12 (2), pp. 19-38. ISSN 1934-9688.

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    Abstract

    Researchers have recently suggested that historically mixed findings in studies of the Kuleshov effect (a classic film editing–related phenomenon whereby meaning is extracted from the interaction of sequential camera shots) might reflect differences in the relative sophistication of early versus modern cinema audiences. Relative to experienced audiences, first-time film viewers might be less predisposed and/or able to forge the required conceptual and perceptual links between the edited shots in order to demonstrate the effect. This article recreates the conditions that traditionally elicit this effect (whereby a neutral face comes to be perceived as expressive after being juxtaposed with independent images: a bowl of soup, a gravestone, a child playing) to directly compare “continuity” perception in first-time and more experienced film viewers. Results confirm the presence of the Kuleshov effect for experienced viewers (explicitly only in the sadness condition) but not the first-time viewers, who failed to perceive continuity between the shots.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedited version of the article. The definitive publisher-authenticated version is available online at the link above.
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Psychosocial Studies
    Research Centre: Aesthetics of Kinship and Community, Birkbeck Research in (BRAKC), Applied Macroeconomics, Birkbeck Centre for, Architecture Space and Society Centre, Bioinformatics, Bloomsbury Centre for, Brain and Cognitive Development, Centre for (CBCD)
    Depositing User: Sermin Ildirar kirbas
    Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2018 13:25
    Last Modified: 26 Jul 2019 18:20
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/21897

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