part one. developing the approach

1 An Invitation to Feel page 3

2 The Emotion System and Nonprototypical Emotions 15

3 The Mood-Cue Approach to Filmic Emotion 41

4 Other Cognitivisms 65

part two. analyzing emotional appeals in film

5 "Couldn't You Read between Those Pitiful Lines?": Feeling for

Stella Dallas 85

6 Strike-ing Out: The Partial Success of Early Eisenstein's

Emotional Appeal 108

7 Lyricism and Unevenness: Emotional Transitions in Renoir's

A Day in the Country and The Lower Depths 122

8 Emotion Work: The Joy Luck Club and the Limits of the

Emotion System 138

9 "I Was Misinformed": Nostalgia and Uncertainty in Casablanca 151 part three. afterword

10 An Invitation to Interpret 169

appendix. The Neurological Basis of Psychoanalytic Film

Theory: Metz's Emotional Debt to Freud the Biologist 174

Notes 195

Index 217

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