Unlikely empathy: The process and effect of identification in listen

Mette Hjort

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The close-up of the human face is regarded as an effective means of fostering audiences’ identification with characters. Listen effects an empathic involvement with a character whose face remains covered throughout. A creative experiment with identification, Listen yields insights that contribute to debates in the philosophy of film.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-77
Number of pages5
JournalShort Film Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018

User-Defined Keywords

  • aspectual identification
  • empathy
  • epistemic identification
  • global identification
  • sympathy
  • twinning


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