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Screening characters : theories of character in film, television, and interactive media

Author: Johannes Riis; Aaron Taylor
Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 2019. ©2019
Series: AFI film readers.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book gives an account of characterization in moving image fictions. Areas of investigation include the importance of performer and stars, the societal contexts of types, the constraints of the medium, the role of a specific genre and the question of emotional and moral engagement"--
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Screening characters
London ; New York : Routledge, 2019
(DLC) 2018053197
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Johannes Riis; Aaron Taylor
ISBN: 0429422504 9780429422508 9780429749179 0429749171 9780429749155 0429749155 9780429749162 0429749163
OCLC Number: 1081339521
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Foreword. Consorting with characters / Murray Smith --
Introduction. Screening characters / Johannes Riis and Aaron Taylor --
Seeing and hearing screen characters : stars, twofoldness, and the imagination / Ted Nannicelli --
Character and the star vehicle : the impact of casting Cary Grant / Kathrina Glitre --
Character collaborations : the writer-actor relationship in Mad men / R. Colin Tait --
Being typical and being individual / Henry Bacon --
The mark of the social : stereotypes, folk psychology and metonymy in mainstream film / Tico Romao --
Racialized disgust and character in film / Dan Flory --
Impossible characterizations / Paisley Livingston --
Performative metamorphosis : animated characters and spectator proximity / Pete Sillett --
Social media as interface, or how characters enter our everyday reality / Philippe Gauthier --
Owning our actions : identification with avatars in video games / Andreas Gregersen --
Ethical criticism and fictional characters as moral agents / Carl Plantinga --
Absorbed character engagement : from social cognition responses to the experience of fictional constructions / Katalin Bálint and Ed Tan --
"Familiarity breeds contempt" : why fascination, rather than repeat exposure, better explains the appeal of antiheroes on television / Malcolm Turvey --
Girls who can leap through time : shojo and time travel in East Asian media / Jinhee Choi --
Action and affordances : the action hero's skilled and surprising use of the environment / Birger Langkjær and Charlotte Sun Jensen --
Introducing characters in television crime series : stylistic and narrative strategies / Lennard Højbjerg.
Series Title: AFI film readers.
Responsibility: edited by Johannes Riis and Aaron Taylor.

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