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Affektpoetiken des New Hollywood
New Hollywood’s Poetics of Affect: Suspense, Paranoia, and Melancholy

Suspense, Paranoia und Melancholie

Series: Cinepoetics, 2

New Open Access Series

How do spectators become emotionally involved in cinema? Starting from this question, the book suggests an original view about a critical period in United States film history. In a detailed analysis of individual films, an image emerges of a complex interplay between three affective modes – suspense, paranoia, and melancholy – which draw the spectators to reflect in unique ways about contradictions in their own feelings.


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Audience: Film scholars, specialists in American studies, historians and cultural scholars