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The annual conference of the Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image (SCSMI) welcomes you to the Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland, June 11th – 14th, 2017

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Tuesday, June 13 • 16:30 - 17:30
LP James Cutting: Pace and the evolution of popular film form

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Using a corpus analysis of 210 English-language movies, ten released every five years between 1915 and 2015, I explore a physical narratology of popular movies. In a series of empirical studies, I show that normative aspects in patterns of shot duration patterns, motion patterns, and luminance patterns – all variables that can be linked to the concept of pace – have developed slowly over the last century. The fully developed form is present in films of 1990 to 2015, but was only nascent in those of 1960 to 1995, and essentially nonexistent in those of 1915 to 1955.

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James Cutting

Susan Linn Sage Professor, Cornell University
James E. Cutting is Susan Linn Sage Professor of Psychology at Cornell University. He has published three books, the most recent of which is Impressionism and its canon (2006) and over one hundred articles on the perception of motion, space, and similar topics. His interests in the... Read More →

Tuesday June 13, 2017 16:30 - 17:30 EEST
A-306 Room, Töölö Campus, Aalto University (3rd floor) Runeberginkatu 14-16, Helsinki