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Slow TV: The Experiential and Multisensory Documentary

  • Luis Rocha Antunes
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Abstract

This chapter examines the aesthetic and perceptual implications of the vestibular sense in Bergensbanen: Minutt for Minutt (The Bergen Train: Minute by Minute) (NRK 2009) and thermoception in Nasjonal Vedkveld (National Wood [Fire] Night) (NRK 2013). These documentaries explore a conception of film ecology in which landscape and nature are not simply represented audiovisually, but also elicit perceptual experiences as the primary cinematic appeal. By looking at issues of experientiality in the documentary film, the chapter seeks to promote an awareness within the field of cognitive film theory that the senses are as important to our understanding of film experience as emotions and empathy.

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Acknowledgements

I would like to acknowledge that part of the research for this chapter was made during my time as a Visiting Researcher at the University of Texas in 2016/2017. I would also like to thank the editors of this book, Catalin Brylla and Mette Kramer, for their valuable feedback and encouragement, and Amy Antunes for her assistance with the editing of this chapter and her encouragement.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luis Rocha Antunes
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  1. 1.Augusta UniversityAugustaUSA

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