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Tim Burton: The Monster and the Crowd: A Post-Jungian Perspective
     

Tim Burton: The Monster and the Crowd: A Post-Jungian Perspective

by Helena Bassil-Morozow
 

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Tim Burton’s films are well known for being complex and emotionally powerful. In this book, Helena Bassil-Morozow employs Jungian and post-Jungian concepts of unconscious mental processes along with film semiotics, analysis of narrative devices and cinematic history, to explore the reworking of myth and fairytale in Burton’s gothic fantasy world.

Overview

Tim Burton’s films are well known for being complex and emotionally powerful. In this book, Helena Bassil-Morozow employs Jungian and post-Jungian concepts of unconscious mental processes along with film semiotics, analysis of narrative devices and cinematic history, to explore the reworking of myth and fairytale in Burton’s gothic fantasy world.

The book explores the idea that Burton’s lonely, rebellious ‘monstrous’ protagonists roam the earth because they are unable to fit into the normalising tendencies of society and become part of ‘the crowd’. Divided into six chapters the book considers the concept of the archetype in various settings focusing on:

  • the child
  • the monster
  • the superhero
  • the genius
  • the maniac
  • the monstrous society.

Tim Burton: The Monster and the Crowd offers an entirely fresh perspective on Tim Burton’s works. The book is essential reading for students and scholars of film or Jungian psychology, as well as anyone interested in critical issues in contemporary culture. It will also be of great help to those fans of Tim Burton who have been searching for a profound academic analysis of his works.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781317723288
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/16/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
216
File size:
929 KB

Meet the Author

Helena Bassil-Morozow has been teaching Film, Drama and Literature in various further education institutions and in private practice for over five years.

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