Psychology for Screenwriters: Building Conflict in Your Script

Psychology for Screenwriters: Building Conflict in Your Script

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by William Indick
     
 

ISBN-10: 0941188876

ISBN-13: 9780941188876

Pub. Date: 09/28/2004

Publisher: Wiese, Michael Productions

Screenwriters must understand human behavior to make their stories come alive. This book clearly describes theories of personality and psychoanalysis with simple guidelines, thought provoking exercises, vivid film images and hundreds of examples from classic movies.

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Screenwriters must understand human behavior to make their stories come alive. This book clearly describes theories of personality and psychoanalysis with simple guidelines, thought provoking exercises, vivid film images and hundreds of examples from classic movies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780941188876
Publisher:
Wiese, Michael Productions
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
849,205
Product dimensions:
5.99(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsix
Introductionxi
Part 1Sigmund Freud1
Chapter 1The Oedipal Complex3
Chapter 2Neurotic Conflict15
Chapter 3The Psychosexual Stages29
Chapter 4The Ego Defense Mechanisms47
Chapter 5Dreamwork67
Part 2Erik Erikson77
Chapter 6Normative Conflict79
Chapter 7Identity Crisis and Beyond91
Part 3Carl Jung111
Chapter 8Archetypes of Character113
Chapter 9Archetypes of Plot133
Part 4Joseph Campbell143
Chapter 10The Hero with a Thousand Faces145
Chapter 11The Heroine's Journey165
Part 5Alfred Adler175
Chapter 12The Inferiority Complex177
Chapter 13Sibling Rivalry189
Chapter 14Life Styles197
Part 6Rollo May207
Chapter 15Existential Conflict209
Chapter 16Archetypes for the Age of Narcissism219
Conclusion231
About the Author235
Illustrations (Courtesy of...)237
Filmography239
Bibliography271
Subject Index275

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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book for anyone intereseted in character and story development. The psych theories are clearly explained and the corresponding film examples are great. Also a fun read for any movie fan who considers themselves a student of film.