Grodal's Love And Desire In The Cinem Research Analysis

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In an article written by Grodal (2004) titled “Love and Desire in the Cinema,” he analyzed key elements of romantic movies and mainstream pornography and showed that love stories were concerned with personalized bonding, whereas mainstream pornography represented anonymous desire. He also offered an evolutionary perspective for the appeal of such films, stating that women were more inclined towards love stories and men towards pornography. Older love stories like Tristan and Isolde attribute powerful and exclusive infatuation to a magic potion that induces an absolute bond. Certain modern psychologists are not in complete disagreement with this interpretation. The psychologist Michael Liebowitz, for example, maintains that the euphoric perception of those in love could arise from a chemical change in the brain caused by the production of…show more content…
5 couples (10 participants) between ages 50 and 85 years old, married for over 20 years, participated in this study. Data was collected using a phenomenological in-depth interview design and a thematic analysis was used to identify key themes. The researcher carefully read and studied the transcribed interviews based on Moustaka’s principles (1994). The data was collected by observing couples’ behaviour during the interview and the interviewing process. According to the couples interviewed, sexual health and sexual intimacy was a very important part of their lives and their need for intimacy was ageless. Most couples indicated that there was more time for intimacy as the children were grown up and no longer required parental guidance. As they aged, sex had become an act that brought them closer

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