Frontiers in Art Research, 2023, 5(6); doi: 10.25236/FAR.2023.050606.
College of Arts, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, 610225, China
The close-up of the face in Spielberg's films becomes the director's unique authorial signature, which has a strong cinematic impact, so why do Spielberg's faces stimulate an affective experience in the audience? The affective mechanism of Spielberg's face is divided into three levels: stimulation of affective experience, role identity, and ethical responsibility, from mild concern to the viewer's empathy for the face of the other, which eventually becomes the basis for moral perception, in addition to the fact that the face of the other reverses the viewing pattern of the subject-object relationship.
spielberg; face; affective mechanism; empathy; ethical responsibility
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