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Title: Representing the Mind: The Psyche on Film (Memento and Donnie Darko)
Authors: Claydon, E. Anna
First Published: 2010
Publisher: Common Ground Publishing
Citation: The International Journal of the Arts in Society, 2010, 5 (4), pp. 71-79
Abstract: The film industry has long been known as a ‘dream factory’ which permits audiences to escape, and challenge, reality. However, cinema also has a long history of representing the mind, from the very first silents which explored ideas of perspective and meaning to the complex reconstructions of hallucinations, memory and the metaphorical ‘doors of perception’. How films have represented these issues is central to this paper but also key is the way in which film theory has approached how the mind’s articulation is represented and this paper will employ two seemingly jarring theoretical approaches in discussing the impact of pop-psychology on cinema’s visual frame of reference: Freudian psychoanalysis and cognitive theory.
ISSN: 1833-1866
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright 2010 The Author. All rights reserved. Apart from fair use for the purposes of study, research, criticism or review as permitted under the Copyright Act (Australia), no part of this work may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. For permissions and other inquiries, please contact <>.
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