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date: 27 September 2023

haptic visuality (embodied spectatorship) 

A Dictionary of Film Studies

Annette Kuhn,

Guy Westwell

A sense of physical touching or being touched engendered by an organization of the film image in which its material presence is foregrounded and which evokes close engagement with surface detail and texture. This mode of engagement can take various forms: for example, the viewer may be invited to contemplate the image itself rather than, say, being pulled into a narrative flow; and/or the viewer may become immersed in, or pulled into, the images on the screen and the sensations they produce (... ...

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