Articles from WIRED.com on The Science of Cinema, at AMPAS
Quotes from legendary film theorist David Bordwell – on emotion and evolution – from the chapter “What Snakes, Eagles and Rhesus Macaques Can Teach Us” in `Evolution, Literature, Film: A Reader’ (2010). Also: quotes from Arthur Koestler, and Ian David – on emotion in film.
An overview of Cinemetrics (e.g. Tsivian, Civjans, Salt, Bordwell, Thompson etc) – for studying Average Shot Lengths in movies.