Psychoanalysis and Cinema
The Play of Shadows
By (author) Vicky Lebeau
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Psychoanalysis and Cinema by Vicky Lebeau
Book DescriptionExamines the long history of developments in modern art, science and technology that brought psychoanalysis and the cinema together towards the end of the nineteenth century. Vicky Lebeau explores the subsequent encounters between the two and goes on to offer a detailed reading of the texts and concepts which generated the field of psychoanalytic film theory, a core area of Film Studies. Examines the long history of developments in modern art, science and technology that brought psychoanalysis and the cinema together towards the end of the nineteenth century. Vicky Lebeau explores the subsequent encounters between the two: the seductions of psychoanalysis and cinema as converging, though distinct, ways of talking about dream and desire, image and illusion, shock and sensuality. Beginning with Freud's encounter with hysteria on deiplay in fin-de-siecle Paris this study offers a detailed reading of the texts and concepts which generated the field of psychoanalytic film theory, a core area of Film Studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781903364192
(203mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Wallflower Press
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Publish Date: 31-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Childhood and Cinema, Paperback (March 2008)
Since its inception the world of cinema has embraced the image of the child and both extended and challenged its representations. This title explores the complex and adventure of childhood on screen and examines how the child in film has been used to embody the aspirations and anxieties of modern life.
Lost Angels, Paperback (November 1994)» View all books by Vicky Lebeau
With readings of key 'youth' films of the 1980s, this book expands the psychoanalytic framework within which current debates regarding fantasy and spectatorship have been taking place.
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Author Biography - Vicky Lebeau
Vicky Lebeau lectures in English at the University of Sussex and is the author of Lost Angels: Psychoanalysis and Cinema (Routlegde, 1995).
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