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Spectatorship explained


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Spectatorship explained

  1. 1. Spectatorship Explained Ambiguity, Fear, Laughter, Desire, Surprise, Shock, Adrenaline, Challenging, Inspired. Spectatorship: the ways film produces pleasure in an individual viewer. Technical elements used by the filmmaker? If we watch the same film, can different spectators have different emotional responses? Question What can effect these responses? Question Reception Theory An audience responds in multiple ways dependent on their personal context. Our personal context is our own experience, knowledge and ideologies. The Great Train Robbery (1903) Spectators now will respond differently to those who watched it at the time. READINGS Preferred: Spector takes the intended meaning of the text. Negotiated: Spectator doesn’t take the full meaning of the text. Oppositional: Spectator doesn’t recognise the meanings in the film. RESPONSES Social Self Spectator makes meanings similar to others with similar ideologies. Cultural Self Spectator makes intertextual references based on their own awareness. Private Self Spectator relates film to their own memories and experiences. Find personal significance in the film. Desiring Self Spectator brings their own energy and intensity to the film that has little to do with the content of the film. A2 Film: FM4 – Spectatorship & Documentary