Psychiatry and the Cinema / Edition 2

Psychiatry and the Cinema / Edition 2

by Glen O. Gabbard, Krin Gabbard
     
 

ISBN-10: 0880489642

ISBN-13: 9780880489645

Pub. Date: 04/01/1999

Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated

Early in the history of cinema, psychiatrists studied the movies to understand their appeal and power. Meanwhile, filmmakers have long been intrigued by psychiatry and frequently portray this mysterious world in film. Both movies and psychiatry focus on human thought, emotions, behavior, and motivation -- making a link between the two subjects

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Early in the history of cinema, psychiatrists studied the movies to understand their appeal and power. Meanwhile, filmmakers have long been intrigued by psychiatry and frequently portray this mysterious world in film. Both movies and psychiatry focus on human thought, emotions, behavior, and motivation -- making a link between the two subjects inevitable.

Psychiatry and the Cinema explores this complementary relationship from two angles, psychiatrists who have studied the movies and movies that have depicted psychiatry. This second edition looks at: • Over 400 theatrically-released American films that feature psychiatrists or other mental health professionals at work• The stereotypical characters and conventions dominating the presentation of movie psychiatrists and the historical rise and fall of the psychotherapist image in the movies• New trends in psychoanalytically oriented film theory• State-of-the-art understanding of psychoanalytic film criticism and illustrative examples of the use of that methodology with films such as Casablanca, Alien, Three Women, Sea of Love, Working Girl, Good Will Hunting, and many more• Clinical implications of the film representations of psychotherapy for the mental health practitioner

Both entertaining and educational, this book serves as an important aid in understanding the special hold that movies have on audiences.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780880489645
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/01/1999
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
436
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.89(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword. Preface. Introduction. Part 1. The Psychiatrist in the Movies. Typology, mythology, ideology. The alienist, the quack, and the oracle. Golden age. The fall from grace. The female psychotherapist in the movies. Clinical implications. Part 2. The Psychiatrist at the Movies. Methodology and psychoanalytic film criticism. Play it again, Sigmund: psychoanalytic approaches to the classic hollywood text. 3 Women: Robert Altman's dream world. Narcissism in the cinema I: the cinematic autobiography. Narcissism in the cinema II: the celebrity. Alien and Melanie Klein's night music. Phallic women in the contemporary cinema. Epilogue. Filmography. References. Index.

American Psychiatric Publishing

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