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Into the Film with Music : Measuring Eyeblinks to Explore the Role of Film Music in Emotional Arousal and Narrative Transportation

Wallengren, Ann-Kristin LU and Strukelj, Alexander LU (2017) In Seeing into Screens p.65-85
Abstract
In this chapter, we explore whether eyeblinks can be used as a measurement
of spectators’ narrative transportation into a cinematic narrative. In our
experiment, we show that spectators’ eyeblinks increase when watching
film clips together with what might be called congruent music. Increased
eyeblinks indicate an emotional arousal that motivates attention, which
in turn is a prerequisite for narrative transportation. Hence, our thesis is
that a specific interaction between film and music facilitates and increases
narrative transportation in cinematic narratives. Indeed, eyeblinks might be
an effective method for answering deeper questions about the captivating
audiovisual experience that is film.
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eye tracking film music, film music, narrative transportation, film music and emotions
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Seeing into Screens
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Dwyer, Tessa; Perkins, Claire; Redmond, Sean; Sita, Jodi; ; ; and
pages
65 - 85
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Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN
9781501329029
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English
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1a14ee30-2439-40d3-b4ab-307c9d059927
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  abstract     = {In this chapter, we explore whether eyeblinks can be used as a measurement<br/>of spectators’ narrative transportation into a cinematic narrative. In our<br/>experiment, we show that spectators’ eyeblinks increase when watching<br/>film clips together with what might be called congruent music. Increased<br/>eyeblinks indicate an emotional arousal that motivates attention, which<br/>in turn is a prerequisite for narrative transportation. Hence, our thesis is<br/>that a specific interaction between film and music facilitates and increases<br/>narrative transportation in cinematic narratives. Indeed, eyeblinks might be<br/>an effective method for answering deeper questions about the captivating<br/>audiovisual experience that is film.},
  author       = {Wallengren, Ann-Kristin and Strukelj, Alexander},
  editor       = {Dwyer, Tessa and Perkins, Claire and Redmond, Sean and Sita, Jodi},
  isbn         = {9781501329029 },
  keyword      = {eye tracking film music,film music,narrative transportation,film music and emotions},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {65--85},
  publisher    = {Bloomsbury Academic},
  series       = {Seeing into Screens },
  title        = {Into the Film with Music : Measuring Eyeblinks to Explore the Role of Film Music in Emotional Arousal and Narrative Transportation},
  year         = {2017},
}