Hollywood Movies on the Couch: A Psychoanalyst Examines 15 Famous Films

Hollywood Movies on the Couch: A Psychoanalyst Examines 15 Famous Films

by Henry Kellerman


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Hollywood on the Couch is the second in a series of books that analyzes Hollywood movies by Henry Kellerman, a psychologist/psychoanalyst. Fifteen films are dissected with analytical skill by placing the main characters on the couch to cast a different light on the screen story. The book is divided into three sections: Solos - where the main character of the story goes it alone, Duets - where two characters need to work out their problems together, and Trios - where there are three in a relationship, one of whom will be the key person on the couch.
Included in the analysis are: Casablanca (Why does Rick really send Ilsa away?) and The Graduate (Is the main character in the story Mrs. Robinson or Benjamin?) The answers to these and other questions will both surprise and entertain the reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781569804599
Publisher: Barricade Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/16/2012
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Part 1 Solos

Chapter 1 The Conversation 3

Chapter 2 The Day of the Jackal 16

Chapter 3 Predator 28

Chapter 4 Superheroes 38

Chapter 5 The Passion of the Christ 50

Part 2 Duets

Chapter 6 When Harry Met Sally 65

Chapter 7 Husbands and Wives 77

Chapter 8 The Bridge on the River Kwai 95

Chapter 9 Pretty Woman 112

Chapter 10 The Way We Were 125

Part 3 Trios

Chapter 11 Casablanca 138

Chapter 12 The Graduate 155

Chapter 13 The Ghost and Mrs. Muir 169

Chapter 14 Laura 182

Chapter 15 The Birds 195

Summary 210

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