The Celluloid Couch: An Annotated International Filmography of the Mental Health Professional in the Movies and Television, from the Beginning to 1990

The Celluloid Couch: An Annotated International Filmography of the Mental Health Professional in the Movies and Television, from the Beginning to 1990

by Leslie Y. Rabkin
     
 

In this unique filmography, Leslie Rabkin delves deeply into film's 'unconscious,' producing a valuable reference text concerned with the history of film and its representation of therapy and mental illness.See more details below

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In this unique filmography, Leslie Rabkin delves deeply into film's 'unconscious,' producing a valuable reference text concerned with the history of film and its representation of therapy and mental illness.

Editorial Reviews

American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
The author's humorous remarks are well aimed...The self-proclaimed "celluloid safari" casts a new perspective on film and its "unconscious," producing a unique reference tool with which to view this form of mass media.
American Reference Books Annual
The author's humorous remarks are well aimed...The self-proclaimed "celluloid safari" casts a new perspective on film and its "unconscious," producing a unique reference tool with which to view this form of mass media.
Viewfinder
...unique storehouse of information...Rabkin provides an overview of this enormous amount of material and highlights its links with important changes.
Columbia College Today
This compendium of 5000 films from 50 countries chronicles the best and the worst of cinema portrayals.
Classic Images
...is very much revealing of society in that entries are listed alphabetically by decade, and the longest section relates to the 1980s.
ARBA
The author's humorous remarks are well aimed...The self-proclaimed "celluloid safari" casts a new perspective on film and its "unconscious," producing a unique reference tool with which to view this form of mass media..
Booknews
Arranged by decade, entries briefly describe films that depict therapy, mental illness, and mental health professionals. Each period is introduced with an essay highlighting important films and discussing the intersection of film with history and psychology. An overview looks at patterns in film's representation of mental illness and therapy, and inquires how contemporary stereotypes of psychiatric patients and institutions have been formed in film. Entries encompass US and foreign films, and all genres, including comedy, drama, sex, documentary, and horror. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810834620
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
8.62(w) x 11.32(h) x 1.58(d)

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