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The Kuleshov effect is a film editing montage effect demonstrated by Soviet film-maker Lev Kuleshov in the s and s.

It is a mental phenomenon by which viewers derive more meaning from the interaction of two sequential shots than from a single shot in isolation. Kuleshov edited a short film in which a shot of the expressionless face of Tsarist matinee idol Ivan Mosjoukine was alternated with various other shots a plate of soup, a girl in a coffin, a woman on a divan. The film was shown to an audience who believed that the expression on Mosjoukine’s face was different each time he appeared, depending on whether he was “looking at” the plate of soup, the girl in the coffin, or the woman on the divan, showing an expression of hunger, grief or desire, respectively.

The footage of Mosjoukine was actually the same shot each time.

Vsevolod Pudovkin who later claimed to have been the co-creator of the experiment described in how the audience “raved about the acting But we knew that in all three cases the face was exactly the same.

Kuleshov used the experiment to indicate the usefulness and effectiveness of film editing. The implication is that viewers brought their own emotional reactions to this sequence of images, and then moreover attributed those reactions to the actor, investing his impassive face with their own feelings.


Kuleshov believed this, along with montage, had to be the efectp of cinema as an independent art form. The effect has also been studied by psychologistsand is well-known among modern film-makers. Hitchcock, in the famous “Definition of Happiness” interview, also explains in detail many types of editing. In the first version of the example, Hitchcock is squinting, and the audience sees footage of a woman with a baby.

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The screen then returns to Hitchcock’s face, now smiling. In effect, he is a kind old man. In the second example, the woman and baby are replaced with a woman in a bikini, Hitchcock explains: He’s a dirty old man. The experiment itself was created by assembling fragments of pre-existing film from the Tsarist film industry, with no new material.

Mosjoukine had been the leading romantic “star” of Tsarist cinema, and familiar to the audience. Kuleshov demonstrated the necessity of considering montage as the basic tool of cinema art. In Kuleshov’s view, the cinema consists of fragments and the assembly of those fragments, the assembly of elements which in reality are distinct.

It is therefore not the content of the images in a film which is important, but their combination. The raw materials of such an art work need not be original, but are pre-fabricated elements which can be disassembled and re-assembled by the artist into new juxtapositions.

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The montage experiments carried out by Kuleshov in the late s and early s formed the theoretical basis of Soviet montage cinema, culminating in the famous films of the late s by directors such as Sergei EisensteinVsevolod Pudovkin and Dziga Vertovamong others. Petersburgand The Man with a Movie Camera. The Kuleshov effect has only been studied by psychologists in recent years. Prince and Hensley recreated the original study design but did not find the alleged effect.

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The study had participants but was a single-trial between-subject experiment, which is prone to noise in the data. When a neutral face was shown behind a sad scene, it seemed sad, when it was shown ,uleshov a happy scene it seemed happy.


Again, they were able to show that neutral faces were rated in accordance with the stimuli material, confirming Mobbs et al.

Thus, despite the initial problems in testing the Kuleshov effect experimentally, researchers now agree that the context in which a face is shown has a significant effect on how the face is perceived. To find out whether the Kuleshov effect can also be induced auditorily, Baranowski and Hecht intercut different clips of faces with neutral scenes, featuring either happy music, sad music, or no music at all. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

A Companion to Alfred Hitchcock. Recreating the classic experiment”. Cinema Journal31, 59— The influence of contextual framing on emotional attributions”.

Kulrshov Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience1, 95— Revisiting a classic film experiment on facial expressions and emotional contexts”. Perception45, — Multisensory integration in movie editing”. Perception0 01—8.

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