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The secret life of movies : schizophrenic and shamanic journeys in American cinema

Author: Jason Horsley
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Using movies to explore the unconscious realms of society in order to reach a better understanding of what drives it, this book examines filmmakers and films that center around schizophrenic themes of alienation, paranoia, breakdown, fantasy, dreams, dementia, violence, and that address--as entertainment--the schizophrenic experience"--Provided by publisher.
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Horsley, Jason, 1967-
Secret life of movies.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2009
(DLC) 2009019306
(OCoLC)318421128
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Horsley
ISBN: 9780786454624 0786454628
OCLC Number: 472874516
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 291 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction : from thesis to diagnosis --
Chronic symptoms and recurring themes. The occult text : The good, the bad, and the ugly and the alchemy of individuation --
Courting the other : quests for completion --
Scars : the hero as psychopath --
Weeping alone : the counterculture fails to communicate --
The revolting male : Jack Nicholson and the schizophrenic journey --
Into the wild : John Boorman's explicit myths --
A glass darkly : Brando and Bertolucci's Last tango --
The man behind the mask : Roman Polanski's dementia tales --
Beautiful freaks : Tim Burton's celebrations of specialness --
The great American psychopath --
Scrying the culture. Stealing candy/healing laughter : the evolution of the schizo comedy --
Advocating satan --
God's channel --
Paranoia : a conspiracy by any other name --
Where is my mind? notes on purity of impulse in Fight club --
Aliens "r" us : race intimations of metamorphosis --
Behind closed doors : antithesis and antidote --
Epilogue : rounding up the usual suspects.
Responsibility: Jason Horsley.

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