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    Re‐Presentations of Space in Hollywood Movies: An Event‐Indexing Analysis
    with James Cutting
    Cognitive Science 39 (2): 434-456. 2015.
    Popular movies present chunk-like events that promote episodic, serial updating of viewers’ representations of the ongoing narrative. Event-indexing theory would suggest that the beginnings of new scenes trigger these updates, which in turn require more cognitive processing. Typically, a new movie event is signaled by an establishing shot, one providing more background information and a longer look than the average shot. Our analysis of 24 films reconfirms this. More important, we show that, whe…Read more