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The traumatic screen. The films of Christopher Nolan.

Author: Stuart Joy
Publisher: Bristol : Intellect Ltd 2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Christopher Nolan occupies a rare realm within the Hollywood mainstream, creating complex, original films that achieve both critical acclaim and commercial success. In 'The Traumatic Screen', Stuart Joy builds on contemporary applications of psychoanalytic film theory to consider the function and presentation of trauma across Nolan's work, arguing that the complexity, thematic consistency, and fragmentary nature of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart Joy
ISBN: 9781789382020 1789382025
OCLC Number: 1225908587
Description: 200 p.
Contents: Introduction1. The Traumatic Screen: Trauma, Psychoanalysis and Cinema2. Revisiting the Scene of the Crime: Repressing the Past in Insomnia3. Batman Begins, Again: The Temporality of Trauma in The Dark Knight Trilogy4. Looking for the Secret: The Intersection between Trauma and Desire in The Prestige5. The Dream has Become Their Reality: Acting-Out and Working-Through Trauma in Inception6. Beyond the Void: Interstellar and the Possibilities of Post-Traumatic Growth7. Keep Calm and Carry On: Combating Collective Trauma in Dunkirk8. Conclusion - Ending at the Beginning with Doodlebug, Following and Memento
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The Traumatic Screen is a psychoanalytic study that considers the function and presentation of trauma in Christopher Nolan's films. Using a methodological framework with references to Freud and  Read more...


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"Nolan's films have been explored in a number of critical works, but this is the first study to examine his work-from Doodlebug (1997) to Dunkirk (2017)-from a psychoanalytic perspective. The Read more...

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