Empathetic Space on Screen

Constructing Powerful Place and Setting

by Amedeo D'Adamo

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Book Description

In this book we learn that there is a clear but complex relationship between setting and character on screen. Certain settings stand out above others—think of the iconic gooey dripping tunnels that Ripley stumbles through in Aliens, Norman’s bird-decorated parlour in Psycho or the dark Gotham of certain Batman movies. But what makes these particular settings so powerful and iconic? Amedeo D’Adamo explains why we care about and cry for certain characters, and then focuses on how certain places then become windows onto their emotional lives. Using popular case studies such as Apocalypse Now, Amelie, Homeland and The Secret Garden, this original and insightful book is the first to really explain what makes some settings so effective, revealing an important but as yet uncovered machinery of empathy in visual narrative space. An invaluable resource for students, academics and indeed young filmmakers designing their very own narratives for space on screen.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Empathetic Space on Screen ebook for free in PDF format (4.9 MB).

Book Details

Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Published
2018
Pages
278
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783319667713
ISBN10
3319667718
ISBN13 Digital
9783319667720
ISBN10 Digital
3319667726
PDF Size
4.9 MB
License
CC BY

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