Jung and Film II: The Return: Further Post-Jungian Takes on the Moving Image

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Since Jung and Film was first published in 2001, Jungian writing on the moving image in film and television has accelerated. Jung and Film II: The Return provides new contributions from authors across the globe willing to tackle the broader issues of film production and consumption, the audience and the place of film culture in our lives.

As well as chapters dealing with particular film makers such as Maya Derren and films such as Birth, The Piano, The Wrestler or Breaking the Waves there is also a unique chapter co-written by documentary film-maker, Tom Hurvitz and New York Jungian analyst, Margaret Klenck. Other areas of discussion include:

  • the way in which psychological issues come under scrutiny in many movies
  • the various themes that concern Jungian writers on film
  • how Jungian ideas on psychological personality types can be applied in fresh ways to analyse a variety of characters.

The book also includes a glossary to help readers with Jungian words and concepts. Jung and Film II is not only a welcome companion to the first volume, it is an important stand alone work essential for all academics and students of analytical psychology as well as film, media and cultural studies.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"They're back! The relentless creative output of the post-Jungian critique of film rolls on and you can't ignore them. In this, their second volume of movie analyses, these writers – some academics, some clinicians, some both – have returned in strength. While many psychoanalytic approaches to the moving image are starting to feel a little... what shall we say?... tired, the Jung-dude abides! And judging by the take-up of the first Jung and Film by Media and Film departments, clinical trainings and industry creatives alike, the out of date resistance to all things Jungian has witnessed a fast dissolve. These chapters are erudite, funny, sexy, sometimes a little weird. They offer tight close-ups and wide shots. They tell you about the psychology of film and the psychology of those who make film. Like with Coppola's The Godfather – this sequel could be even better than what went before." - Andrew Samuels, University of Essex, UK
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415488976
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/15/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Hauke is an I.A.A.P. Jungian analyst in London, a writer, film-maker, and Senior Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Luke Hockley, PhD is Professor of Media Analysis in the Research Centre for Art and Design (RIMAD) at the University of Bedfordshire, UK. He also works as an integrative psychotherapist in private practice in London and Bedfordshire.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. Notes on Contributors. List of Films. Hauke and Hockley, Introduction. Part I: Image and Psychotherapy. Klenck and Hurwitz, The Decisive Image in Documentary Film, in Jungian Analysis. Hewison, "I Thought He Might Be Better Now": A Clinician’s Reading of Individuation in Breaking The Waves. Zanardo, Love, Loss, Imagination and The Other in Soderbergh’s Solaris. Izod and Dovalis, Birth: Eternal Grieving of the Spotless Mind. Hauke, Soul and Space in No Country for Old Men. Part II: Image and Theory. Fredericksen, Jungian Film Studies: The Corruption of Consciousness and the Nurturing of Psychological Life. Hauke, "Much Begins Amusingly and Leads into the Dark": Jung’s Popular Cinema and the Other. Jacobs, Contrasting Interpretations of Film: Freudian and Jungian. Izod, Individual Interpretations: A Response to Michael Jacobs. Hockley, The Third Image: Depth Psychology and the Cinematic Experience. Rowland, The Nature of Adaptation: Myth and the Feminine Gaze in Ang Lee’s Sense and Sensibility. Singh, Cinephilia: Or, Looking for Meaningfulness in Encounters with Cinema. Miller, Twilight: Discourse Theory and Jung. Bassil-Morozow, Individual and Society in the Films of Tim Burton. Part III: Image, Type and Archetype. Dougherty, The Shadow: Constriction, Transformation and Individuation in Campion’s The Piano. Lennihan, The Dark Feminine in Aronofsky’s The Wrestler. Paganopoulos, The Archetype of Transformation in Maya Derren’s Film Rituals. Palmer, Coppola’s The Conversation: Typology and a Caul to the Soul. Waddell, Navel Gazing: Introversion/Extraversion and Australian Cinema. Beebe, The Wizard of Oz: A Vision of Development in the American Political Psyche.

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