What a performance! Exploring audiences’ responses to film acting

Ralph, Sarah and Barker, Martin (2015) What a performance! Exploring audiences’ responses to film acting. Participations, 12 (1). pp. 739-761. ISSN 1749-8716

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The part played by acting in audiences’ responses to films is largely unexplored – but often assumed to be considerable. In this essay, we report on the results of a small research project into this, using the 1995 film The Usual Suspects as a focus and stimulus. Deliberately recruiting a mix of audiences, the project resulted in twelve discussion groups. Out of the responses of these groups, we explore the variety of ways in which acting plays a part within people’s responses, and outline a tentative model for theorising this relationship.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L300 Sociology
P300 Media studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2018 11:53
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 19:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/35419

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