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Psychoanalysis and Film

ISBN 9781855752757
Published December 31, 2001 by Routledge
248 Pages

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Book Description

This volume contains a collection of outstanding examples of psychoanalytic film criticism, applying different theoretical orientations, drawn from the first four years of the film review section in the International Journal of Psychoanalysis during author's tenure as film review editor.

Table of Contents

Introduction -- The End of Time: A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Ingmar Bergman’s Wild Strawberries -- Hitchcock’s Vertigo: The Collapse of a Rescue Fantasy -- Neil Jordan’s The Crying Game -- Hidden in the Imagery: An Unconscious Scene in The Conformist -- ‘Ah Doctor, is there Nothin’ I Can Take?’: A Review of Reservoir Dogs -- Arthur Penn’s Night Moves: A Film that Interprets Us -- Lone Star: Signs, Borders and Thresholds -- Letters, Words and Metaphors: A Psychoanalytic Reading of Michael Radford’s Il Postino -- Truffaut and the Failure of Introjection -- I Have Not Spoken: Silence in The Piano -- Over-Exposure: Terry Zwigoff’s Crumb -- Narrating Desire and Desiring Narration: A Psychoanalytic Reading of The English Patient -- The Remains of the Day -- Deconstructing Dirty Harry: Clint Eastwood’s Undoing of the Hollywood Myth of Screen Masculinity in Play ‘Misty’ For Me -- The Thing from Inner Space: Titanic and Deep Impact -- Chinatown -- Saving Private Ryan’s Surplus Repression -- M (1931) -- Remembering and Repeating in Eve’s Bayou -- Watching Voyeurs: Michael Powell’s Peeping Tom (1960) -- Egoyan’s Exotica: Where does the Real Horror Reside? -- The Real Thing? Some Thoughts on Boys Don’t Cry -- Fifteen Minutes of Fame Revisited: Being John Malkovich -- The Sixth Sense

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