University of Wales Aberystwyth

Directory : Film Studies :: The Film Viewer


Beneden, Peter van (1998) 'Viewer "Identification" with Characters in Television and Film Fiction' [link added 26/02/1999]

Bordwell, David (1989) 'Cognitive Film Theory' [link added 27/07/2001]

Brown, Jordan (2004) 'Ways of Watching Films' [link added 01/07/2004]

Chandler, Daniel (1994) 'Grammar of Television and Film' [link added 28/11/2000]

Chandler, Daniel (1998) 'Notes on The Gaze' [link added 30/06/1998]

Cook, Roger Francis (2001) 'Ways of Watching Films' [link added 11/07/2001]

Fischoff, Stuart (1998) 'Favourite Film Choices: Influences of the Beholder and the Beheld' [link added 28/11/1999]

Fischoff, Stuart , Antonio, Joe & Lewis, Diane (1998) 'Favourite Films and Film Genres As A Function of Race, Age, and Gender' [link added 23/07/2001]

Flitterman-Lewis, Sandy (1998) 'Psychoanalysis, Film, and Television' [link added 18/07/2001]

Gross, Larry (nd) 'Sol Worth and the Study of Visual Communication' [link added 09/06/2000]

Gross, Larry (nd) 'Life vs. Art: The Interpretation of Visual Narratives' [link added 13/04/2000]

Mijolla, Alain de (2001) 'Freud and the Psychoanalytic Situation on the Screen' [link added 18/07/2001]

Plantinga, Carl (nd) 'Movie Pleasures and the Spectator’s Experience: Toward a Cognitive Approach'(Film and Philosophy) [link added 11/08/1997]

Rentschler, Eric and Kaes, Anton (nd) 'Reading a Film Sequence' [link added 28/11/2000]

Ruby, Jay (nd) 'The Viewer Viewed: The Reception of Ethnographic Films' [link added 13/07/1998]

Shikely, Joe (2004) 'Are TV and Film Like a Language Which we Read?' [link added 18/05/2004]

Skjerdal, Terje (1997) 'Laura Mulvey Against the Grain: A Critical Assessment of the Psychoanalytic Feminist Approach to Film' [link added 16/06/1998]

Swallowe, Jonathan (2003) 'Ways of Watching Films' [link added 06/06/2003]

Swanson, Gillian (1991) 'Building the Feminine: Feminist Film Theory and Female Spectatorship' [link added 07/04/1998]

W Sweeney, Kevin (nd) 'Constructivism in Cognitive Film Theory'(Film and Philosophy) [link added 11/08/1997]

Watson, Justin (2000) 'Ways of Watching Films' [link added 12/06/2000]

Weiss, Betsy (1993) 'The Implicated Spectator' (review of Judith Mayne's Cinema and Spectatorship, Semiotic Review of Books) [link added 16/06/1998]

Williams, Matthew (2002) 'Are TV and Film Like a Language Which we Read?' [link added 05/06/2002]

Other Links

Outline and discuss psychological and psychoanalytic theories and evidence concerning how viewers 'identify' with characters in television and film fiction. (Assignment Reading List)

Recommended Reading

Bordwell, David (1989) : Making Meaning: Inference and Rhetoric in the Interpretation of Cinema. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press

Monaco, James (1981) : How to Read a Film. New York: Oxford University Press

Mulvey, Laura (1989) : Visual and Other Pleasures. London: Macmillan

Sobchack, Vivian (1992) : The Address of the Eye : A Phenomenology of Film Experience. Princeton University Press

Willemen, Paul (1994) : Looks and Frictions: Essays in Cultural Studies and Film Theory. London: BFI/Bloomington: Indiana University Press