Epilogue: The Science of Cinema

Dean Keith Simonton

in Great Flicks

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780199752034
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894857 | DOI:
Epilogue: The Science of Cinema

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The book’s final chapter begins with a recap of what we have learned about what makes a great flick, whether judged in terms of critical acclaim, movie awards, or box office success. Discussion then shifts to what we still have to learn. Our ignorance is certainly as great as our knowledge. Therefore, the book closes with a wish list of what needs to be carried out in future scientific studies. In time, we will know more about cinematic creativity and aesthetics.

Keywords: critical acclaim; movie awards; box office success; creativity; aesthetics

Chapter.  1848 words. 

Subjects: Social Psychology

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