Psychoanalysis and Cinema

Author: E. Ann Kaplan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113521316X
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These fifteen carefully chosen essays by well-known scholars demonstrate the vitality and variety of psychoanalytic film criticism, as well as the crucial role feminist theory has played in its development. Among the films discussed are Duel in the Sun, The Best Years of Our Lives, Three Faces of Eve, Tender is the Night, Pandora's Box, Secrets of the Soul, and the works of Jacques Tourneur (director of The Cat People and other features).

Hollywood Cultural dimensions ideology identity and cultural industry studies

Author: Thomas Schatz
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415281355
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'Hollywood' as a concept applies variously to a particular film style, a factory-based mode of film production, a cartel of powerful media institutions and a national (and increasingly global) 'way of seeing'. It is a complex social, cultural and industrial phenomenon and is arguably the single most important site of cultural production over the past century.This collection brings together journal articles, published essays, book chapters and excerpts which explore Hollywood as a social, economic, industrial, aesthetic and political force, and as a complex historical entity.

The Cinematic Mirror for Psychology and Life Coaching

Author: Mary Banks Gregerson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441911148
Format: PDF, Docs
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Cinema both reflects life and contours life—that is its psychological power. And for decades, clinicians and educators have recognized the value of this power, using it to respectively heal in therapy and educate in the classroom. The Cinematic Mirror for Psychology and Life Coaching mines the illustrative value of cinema, offering therapists and life coaches access to ideas that can motivate and enlighten clients. Although many movie guides exist, this volume complements the available literature by adding positive psychology, mental health, and wellness perspectives to the clinical/educational/coaching mix. The serious intent to cull from cinema its underlying psychological value has motivated noted clinicians, life coaches, and cultural critics to offer science-based analysis and intervention strategies. Readers may add their own movie insights and professional expertise to this rich foundation. The volume covers international as well as domestic cinema in a variety of genres, providing a range of film choices relevant to clients’ lives. Beyond this, it expands on universal concepts of strengths, capabilities, and coping methods. Chapters in The Cinematic Mirror: analyze how movies can create and relieve trauma, challenge Hollywood’s portrayal of the American family, overview the use of movies to examine relationships in therapy, explore the acclaimed Up television cinema verite series as studies in personal growth and social change, reinterprets images of disability in terms of positive psychology, examines models, or the lack thereof, for the American adolescent rite of passage, traces the history of mental illness stereotypes in film. The collective wisdom found in The Cinematic Mirror for Psychology and Life Coaching will bring professionals involved in healing, coaching, counseling, education, and mentoring not only new applications but new appreciation for the transformative power of film. That power already exists. Readers just have to "SEE" it.

Blade Runner Matrix und Avatare

Author: Parfen Laszig
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642256252
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In dem Fachbuch analysieren renommierte Autoren rund 30 Filme unter psychodynamischen Gesichtspunkten: Wie weicht die Darstellung in den Medien von der Wirklichkeit ab? Und wie verändern sich Zuschauer, wenn sie damit konfrontiert sind? Am Beispiel bekannter und neu zu entdeckender Filme zeigen sie auf, wie sich virtuelle Realitäten, Konstrukte, Traumbilder und künstliche Wesen auf die Wahrnehmung des Zuschauers auswirken. Die Texte sind so geschrieben, dass sie auch für „psychoanalytische Laien“ verständlich und spannend zu lesen sind.

Westerns

Author: Janet Walker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135204691
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First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Cinema of Anxiety

Author: Vincent F. Rocchio
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292784961
Format: PDF
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The "new" realism of Italian cinema after World War II represented and in many ways attempted to contain the turmoil of a society struggling to rid itself of Fascism while fighting off the threat of radical egalitarianism at the same time. In this boldly revisionist book, Vincent F. Rocchio combines Lacanian psychoanalysis with narratology and Marxist critical theory to examine the previously neglected relationship between Neorealist films and the historical spectators they address. Rocchio builds his analysis around case studies of the films Rome: Open City, Bicycle Thieves, La Terra Trema, Bitter Rice, and Senso. Through the lens of psychoanalysis, he challenges the traditional understanding of Neorealism as a progressive cinema and instead reveals the anxieties it encodes: a society in political turmoil, an economic system in collapse, and a national cinema in ruins; while war, occupation, collaboration, and retaliation remain a part of everyday life. These case studies demonstrate how Lacanian psychoanalysis can play a key role in analyzing the structure of cinematic discourse and its strategies of containment. As one of the first books outside of feminist film theory to bring the ideas of Lacan to theories of cinema, this book offers innovative methods that reinvigorate film analysis. Clear and detailed insights into both Italian culture and the films under investigation will make this engaging reading for anyone interested in film and cultural studies.

Der Schatten des Windes

Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104027706
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Der unvergessliche Roman eines einzigartigen Erzählers – Carlos Ruiz Zafóns Welterfolg An einem dunstigen Sommermorgen des Jahres 1945 wird der junge Daniel Sempere von seinem Vater an einen geheimnisvollen Ort in Barcelona geführt – den Friedhof der Vergessenen Bücher. Dort entdeckt Daniel den Roman eines verschollenen Autors für sich, er heißt ›Der Schatten des Windes‹, und er wird sein Leben verändern ... Carlos Ruiz Zafón eroberte mit seinem Buch die Herzen leidenschaftlicher Leser rund um den Globus. ›Der Schatten des Windes‹ bildet den Auftakt eines einzigartigen, fesselnden und berührenden Werks, er ist der erste von vier Barcelona-Romanen um den Friedhof der Vergessenen Bücher und die Buchhändler Sempere & Söhne. Auf ›Der Schatten des Windes‹ folgten ›Das Spiel des Engels‹ und ›Der Gefangene des Himmels‹. Der vierte und abschließende Band ist in Arbeit.