Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3390: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - Henry Cavill is portraying what emotions? (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Henry Cavill as Superman along with Ben Affleck as Batman - are both shown in this brief trailer-teaser. The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer shows Superman entering a prison of sorts where along with others, Batman is chained.

The expression on Cavill-Superman's face is characteristic of two primary and often overlapping emotions.

In this moment there is a mixture of roughly 60% anger and 40% disgust. Of course these are qualitative estimates.

In this moment a few seconds later, Cavill-Superman is displaying approximately 70% disgust and 30% anger.

While Cavill is certainly not Superman, making this expression can truly engender the very human feeling of disgust, where a moment before it was only an actor's intention.

Human beings commit many acts of violence when they are reactionary and angry - for moments, hours and days. Both disgust and contempt also tend to be relatively short-lived. Yet when violent behavior and maliciousness are perpetrated over longer time periods (e.g., months, years, etc.), there is almost always a primary emotional driver of CHRONIC disgust and/or contempt - while anger takes on a smaller role.

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3389: Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama meet in Paris - Body Language Faux Pas

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2435: Amy Adams, Henry Cavill & Russell Crowe on Graham Norton - Four Different Sitting Positions - Different Body Language Meanings 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3232: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announce Divorce - a Body Language Signal of Diminishing Affection  

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3323: Matt Damon on Graham Norton reflecting on Winning Oscar - Blended Expressions 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2603: Sarah Palin's Body Language - She Feels Disgust toward Pope Francis and ... She Tells a Fib 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3262: Donald Trump, Breast Pumping and Donald's "That's Disgusting" - Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3276: Word Blurt with Kristen Stewart & Jimmy Fallon - Body Language 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2462: San Diego Mayor Bob Filner - Sexual Harassment, Body Language and Foreheads