The Structures of the Film Experience by Jean-Pierre Meunier: Historical Assessments and Phenomenological Expansions

edited by Julian Hanich and Daniel Fairfax
Film Theory in Media History
Amsterdam University Press, 2019
eISBN: 978-90-485-3784-6

For the first time this volume makes Jean-Pierre Meunier’s insightful thoughts on the film experience available for an English-speaking readership. Introduced and commented by specialists in film studies and philosophy, Meunier’s intricate phenomenological descriptions of the spectator’s engagement with fiction films, documentaries and home movies can reach the wide audience they have deserved ever since their publication in French in 1969.

[Julian Hanich]( is Associate Professor of Film Studies at the University of Groningen. He is the author of two monographs: *The Audience Effect: On the Collective Cinema Experience* (2018) and *Cinematic Emotion in Horror Films and Thrillers: The Aesthetic Paradox of Pleasurable Fear* (2010).[Daniel Fairfax](") is Assistant Professor in Film Studies at the Goethe Universität (Frankfurt), having completed his PhD at Yale University, and an editor of the online film journal *Senses of Cinema*. Fairfax has overseen the publication of two recent translated works, *Cinema Against Spectacle: Technique and Ideology Revisited* by Jean-Louis Comolli (AUP, 2015), *Conversations with Christian Metz: Selected Interviews in Film Theory (1970-1991)* (AUP, 2017).

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