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Monday, June 12 • 10:30 - 11:00
SP Keyvan Sarkhosh. What is the feel-good factor of feel-good films? Results from an online survey on the generic outlines, narrative and aesthetic properties and emotional effects of a popular movie type

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In film criticism, the ›feel-good film‹ is generally discredited for its allegedly cheap and manipulative emotional effects. However, the label also serves as a popular generic orientation for audiences seeking and enjoying certain films due to their ›feel-good factor‹. In my talk I will present the results from an online survey on feel-good films conducted among almost 450 participants in early 2016. I will concentrate on the affective, cognitive and emotional responses of the participants to the films in question and relate these findings to the narrative properties and aesthetic features which contribute to the emotional ›uplift‹ of the viewers.

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Keyvan Sarkhosh

Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics
Keyvan Sarkhosh is a senior research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics. He obtained his PhD from the University of Vienna. The focus of his research is on the history and aesthetics of film and the relationship between high and popular culture. Recent publications... Read More →

Monday June 12, 2017 10:30 - 11:00 EEST
A-306 Room, Töölö Campus, Aalto University (3rd floor) Runeberginkatu 14-16, Helsinki