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His Soul Shatters at About 0:23: Spankwire, Self-Scaring and Hyberbolic Shock

Kennedy, Julia and Smith, Clarissa (2013) His Soul Shatters at About 0:23: Spankwire, Self-Scaring and Hyberbolic Shock. In: Controversial Images: Media Representations on the Edge. Palgrave Macmillan, UK. ISBN 9781349329243

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In a nondescript bedroom, four friends (three males, one female) sit together in front of a computer screen and wait for a film to begin. Expecting to be scared by what they’ll see, the quartet film themselves with a web-cam. Music plays and the friends begin to squeal and exclaim, offering a shocked commentary on what they are watching. One young man excitedly walks in and out of frame while another stares wide-eyed at the computer screen in front of him. He doesn’t move even when the young woman tries to pull his face towards hers. After a minute and a half, the film ends with much laughter and the exclamation ‘Oh. My. God!’

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Depositing User: Jane Moore


Item ID: 2471
ISBN: 9781349329243
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ORCID for Clarissa Smith: ORCID iD

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Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2011 16:22
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2020 11:21


Author: Clarissa Smith ORCID iD
Author: Julia Kennedy

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Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries
Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries > School of Media and Communications


Performing Arts > Drama

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