A report on an experimental study of the Kuleshov effect can be found in
Calvin Pryluck, Charles Teddlie, and Richard Sands, "Meaning in Film/Video:
Order, Time, and Ambiguity," JOURNAL OF BROADCASTING 26(Summer, 1982)3:685-696
The headline version is that the phenomenon is more complex and complicated
than usually reported.  Connected images do mostly modify each other,
contingent on ambiguity of the images, length of time on the screen, and
salience of the images.  There are very complex interactions among at least
these variables that cannot be easily explained.
Cal Pryluck, Radio-Television-Film, Temple University, Philadelphia
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