In this paper I want to reflect on some reasons for the ambivalence, or indeed hostility, that has often been detected towards empirical film studies.

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Christie, Ian. (2015). ‘Just the Facts, M’am?’: A short history of ambivalence towards empiricism in cinema studies1. Tijdschrift voor Mediageschiedenis, 9(2), 65–73. doi:10.18146/tmg.185