Two recent empirical papers concerning the influence of film narrative on attentional process may be of interest:
Cohen, A-L., Shavalian, E., & Rube, M. (2015). The power of the picture: How narrative film captures attention and disrupts goal pursuit. PloS One. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0144493.
Shimamura, A. P., Cohn-Sheehy, B. I. Pogue, B. L., & Shimamura, T. A. (2015). How attention is driven by film edits: A multimodal experience. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 9, 417-422. DOI: 10.1037/aca0000025.