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Enjoyment of trash films linked to high intelligence, study finds

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(Photo : Pixa Bay) Enjoyment of trash films linked to high intelligence, study finds

‘So bad its good’ is a type of enjoyment that seems specific to film and television. You probably wouldn’t wilfully listen to a terrible album, read a lousy book or go to see thematically redundant art, and yet many of us will sit down and watch the worst movie we can find with glee.

For the first time, academics have delved into this phenomenon, with the journal Poetics this week publishing a study entitled: 'Enjoying trash films: Underlying features, viewing stances, and experiential response dimensions'.

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