The Psychology of Movies & Movie Audiences:
A Bibliography of Materials in the UCB Library

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Journal Articles

The Representation of Madness and Psychiatry in the Movies
Surrealist Film bibliography
Alfred Hitchcock bibliography
Women in Film & TV
Gay, Lesbian, Transgender Film


Allen, Richard
"Psychoanalytic film theory." In: A companion to film theory / edited by Toby Miller and Robert Stam. Oxford : Blackwell, 2004.
Moffitt PN1995.C624 2004

Branson, Clark
Howard Hawks : a Jungian study Los Angeles, Ca. : Garland Projects ; Santa Barbara, Ca. : Distributed by Capra Press, c1987.
MAIN: PN1998.A3 H3441 1987;

Bronfen, Elisabeth.
The knotted subject : hysteria and its discontents / Elisabeth Bronfen. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c1998.
Main Stack RC532.B76 1998
Moffitt RC532.B76 1998

Buckle, Gerard Fort.
The mind and the film New York, Arno Press, 1970.
MAIN: PN1995 .B8 1970

Byars, Jackie
"Feminism, Psychoanalysis, and Female-Oriented Melodramas of the 1950s." In: Multiple voices in feminist film criticism / Diane Carson, Linda Dittmar, and Janice R. Welsch, editors. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c1994.
Main Stack PN1995.9.W6.M82 1994
Moffitt PN1995.9.W6.M82 1994

Cavell, Stanley
"The image of the psychoanalyst in film (2000)." In: Cavell on film / edited and with an introduction by William Rothman. Albany : State University of New York Press, 2005.
PFA PN1995.C396 2005

Cook, Pam
Screening the past : memory and nostalgia in cinema London ; New York : Routledge, 2005.
Table of contents Representing the woman : cinema and psychoanalysisMain Stack PN1995.9.N67.C66 2005

The couch and the silver screen : psychoanalytic reflections on European cinema
Edited by Andrea Sabbadini. Hove ; New York : Brunner-Routledge, 2003.
MAIN: PN1993.5.E8 C68 2003

Cowie, Elizabeth.
Representing the woman : cinema and psychoanalysis Minneapolis, Minn. : University of Minnesota Press, 1997.
MAIN: PN1995.9.W6 C68 1997;

Creed, Barbara
"Film and Psychoanalysis." In: The Oxford guide to film studies / edited by John Hill and Pamela Church Gibson ; consultant editors, Richard Dyer, E. Ann Kaplan, Paul Willemen. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
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Media Center PN1995.O93 1998
Main Stack PN1995.O93 1998
PFA PN1995.O93 1998

Creed, Barbara
The monstrous-feminine : film, feminism, psychoanalysis / Barbara Creed. London ; New York : Routledge, 1993.
Main Stack PN1995.9.H6.C74 1993

DalMolin, Eliane Francoise.
Cutting the body : representing woman in Baudelaire's poetry, Truffaut's cinema, and Freud's psychoanalysis Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c2000.
MAIN: PQ2191.Z5 D23 2000;

Derry, Charles
Dark dreams : a psychological history of the modern horror film South Brunswick : A. S. Barnes, c1977.
MAIN: PN1995.9.H6 D38
MOFF: PN1995.9.H6 D38;

Dervin, Daniel
Through a Freudian lens deeply : a psychoanalysis of cinema Hillsdale, N.J. : Analytic Press, 1985.
MAIN: PN1995 .D47 1985

Doane, Mary Ann.
Femmes fatales : feminism, film theory, psychoanalysis New York : Routledge, 1991.
MAIN: PN1995.9.F44 D6 1991
MOFF: PN1995.9.F44 D6 1991
PFA : PN1995.9.F44 D6 1991;

Doane, Mary Ann.
"Film and the Masquerade: Theorizing the Female Spectator." In: Writing on the body : female embodiment and feminist theory / edited by Katie Conboy, Nadia Medina, and Sarah Stanbury. New York : Columbia University Press, c1997.
Main Stack PN98.W64.W687 1997

Eberwein, Robert T.
Film & the dream screen : a sleep and a forgetting Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c1984.
MAIN: PN1995 .E32 1984

Endless night cinema and psychoanalysis, parallel histories
Edited by Janet Bergstrom Berkeley : University of California Press, c1999
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MAIN: PN1995.9.P783 E53 1999
PFA : PN1995.9.P783 E53 1999

Ferri, Anthony J.
Willing suspension of disbelief : poetic faith in film Lanham : Lexington Books, c2007.
MAIN: PN1995 .F4517 2007; View current status of this item
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Flitterman-Lewis, Sandy
"Psychoanalysis, Film, and Television." In: Channels of discourse, reassembled : television and contemporary criticism / edited by Robert C. Allen. 2nd ed. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c1992.
Main Stack PN1992.8.C7.C48 1992
Moffitt PN1992.8.C7.C48 1992
MAIN: PN1992.8.C7 C481 1987 [earlier edition]
MOFF: PN1992.8.C7 C48 1987 [earlier edition]

Fuery, Patrick
Madness and cinema : psychoanalysis, spectatorship, and culture Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
MAIN: PN1995.9.P783 F84 2004

Greenberg, Harvey R.
The movies on your mind New York : Saturday Review Press, 1975.
MAIN: PN1995 .G671 1975;

Grodal, Torben Kragh.
Moving pictures : a new theory of film genres, feelings, and cognition Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
GRDS: PN1995 .G6887 1997
MAIN: PN1995 .G6887 1997

Halpern, Leslie
Dreams on film : the cinematic struggle between art and science Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2003.
MAIN: PN1995.9.D67 H35 2003
PFA : PN1995.9.D67 H35 2003

Horror film and psychoanalysis : Freud's worst nightmare
Edited by Steven Jay Schneider. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
MAIN: PN1995.9.H6 S33 2004
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Houston, Beverle.
Self and cinema : a transformalist perspective Pleasantville, NY : Redgrave, c1980
MAIN: PN1995 .H7 1980
MOFF: PN1995 .H7 1980
PFA : PN1995 .H7 1980

Huss, Roy
The mindscapes of art : dimensions of the psyche in fiction, drama, and film Rutherford [N.J.] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, c1986.
MAIN: PN56.P93 H871 1986

Iaccino, James F.
Psychological reflections on cinematic terror : Jungian archetypes in horror films Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1994.
MAIN PN1995.9.H6 I23 1994

Images in our souls : Cavell, psychoanalysis, and cinema
Edited by Joseph H. Smith, William Kerrigan. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, c1987.
MOFF: PN1995 .I43 1987
ED-P: BF173.A2 P7 v.10;

Indick, William
Movies and the mind : theories of the great psychoanalysts applied to film Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2004.
MAIN: PN1995 .I5655 2004
PFA : PN1995 .I5655 2004
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Indick, William
Psycho thrillers : cinematic explorations of the mysteries of the mind Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2006.
MAIN: PN1995.9.S87 I54 2006; View current status of this item
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Izod, John
Myth, mind and the screen : understanding the heroes of our times Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
MAIN: PN1995 .I96 2001

Jung & film : post-Jungian takes on the moving image
Edited by Christopher Hauke and Ian Alister. Hove, East Sussex ; New York : Brunner-Routledge, 2001.
MAIN: PN1995 .J86 2001

Kaplan, E. Ann
"Freud, Film, and Culture." In: Freud : conflict and culture / edited by Michael S. Roth. 1st ed. New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1998.
Moffitt BF173.F896 1998

Kenevan, Phyllis B.
Paths of individuation in literature and film : a Jungian approach Published: Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, c1999.
MAIN: PN1995 .K43 1999

King, Homay.
Effaced figures : authorship, psychoanalysis, and the American cinema, 2002.

Kline, T. Jefferson (Thomas Jefferson)
Bertolucci's dream loom : a psychoanalytic study of cinema Amherst, MA : University of Massachusetts Press, 1987.
MAIN: PN1998.A3 B4663571 1987

Krutnik, Frank
"Film Noir and the Popularisation of Psychoanalysis." In: In a lonely street : film noir, genre, masculinity / Frank Krutnik. London : Routledge, 1991.
Main Stack PN1995.9.F54.K6 1991
Moffitt PN1995.9.F54.K6 1991

Lacan and contemporary film
Edited by Todd McGowan and Sheila Kunkle. New York : Other Press, c2004.
MAIN: PN1995 .M379 2004
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Lebeau, Vicky
Lost angels : psychoanalysis and cinema London ; New York : Routledge, 1995.
MAIN: PN1995.9.P783 L43 1995

Lebeau, Vicky
Psychoanalysis and cinema : the play of shadows London ; New York : Wallflower, 2001.
MAIN: PN1995.9.P783 L4 2001

Linker, Kate
"Engaging perspectives : film, feminism, psychoanalysis, and the problem of vision." In: Art and film since 1945 : hall of mirrors / organized by Kerry Brougher ; with essays by Kerry Brougher ... [et al.] ; edited by Russell Ferguson. Los Angeles, Calif. : Museum of Contemporary Art ; New York : Monacelli Press, c1996.
Main Stack PN1995.25.B76 1996

Linville, Susan E., (Susan Elizabeth)
History films, women, and Freud's uncanny University of Texas Press, 2004.
MAIN: PN1995.9.W6 L56 2004
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Lippit, Akira Mizuta
"The rhythm of pain: Freud, Deleuze, Derrida / Branka Arsic -- The only other apparatus of film (a few fantasies about diffrance, dmontage, and revision in experimental film and video)." In: Derrida, Deleuze, psychoanalysis / edited by Gabriele Schwab ; with the assistance of Erin Ferris. New York : Columbia University Press, c2007.
Main Stack B2430.D484.D45 2007

Maier, Joseph (translator)
"The Unconscious as Mise-en-Scène." In: Mimesis, masochism, & mime : the politics of theatricality in contemporary French thought / edited by Timothy Murray. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c1997.
Main Stack PN2039.M52 1997

McGinn, Colin
The power of movies : how screen and mind interact Published: New York : Pantheon Books, c2005.
MAIN: PN1995 .M3785 2005
MOFF: PN1995 .M3785 2005

Metz, Christian.
The imaginary signifier : psychoanalysis and the cinema Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1982.
GRDS: PN1995 .M45313 1982; Non-circulating; may be used only in Graduate Services.
MAIN: PN1995 .M45313 1982
MOFF: PN1995 .M45313 1982

Moore, Rachel O.
Savage theory : cinema as modern magic Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2000.
ANTH: PN1995 .M569 2000
MAIN: PN1995 .M569 2000

Morin, Edgar.
The cinema, or, The imaginary man Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2005.
MAIN: PN1995 .M613 2005
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Mulvey, Laura.
Fetishism and curiosity Bloomington : Indiana University Press ; London : British Film Institute, 1996.
MAIN: PN1995 .M74 1996
MOFF: PN1995 .M74 1996

Mulvey, Laura
"Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema." In: Feminist film theory : a reader / edited by Sue Thornham. New York : New York University Press, 1999.
Grad Svcs PN1995.9.W6.F465 1999 Non-circulating; may be used only in Graduate Services
Main Stack PN1995.9.W6.F465 1999
Also in:
Contemporary literary criticism : literary and cultural studies. 4th ed. / [edited by] Robert Con Davis, Ronald Schleifer. New York : Longman, c1998.
Main Stack PN94.C67 1998
Moffitt PN94.C67 1998
Also in:
Feminisms : an anthology of literary theory and criticism / edited by Robyn R. Warhol and Diane Price Herndl. Rev. [2nd] ed. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c1997.
Main Stack PN98.W64.F366 1997

Munsterberg, Hugo
The film : a psychological study Published: Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Pub., c1970 (2004 printing)
PFA : PN1995 .M75 2004

Packer, Sharon.
Dreams in myth, medicine, and movies Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2002.
ED-P: BF1078 .P28 2002
MAIN: BF1078 .P28 2002

Packer, Sharon.
Movies and the modern psyche Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2007.
MOFF: PN1995 .P215 2007

Passionate views : film, cognition, and emotion
Edited by Carl Plantinga and Greg M. Smith. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.
MAIN: PN1995.9.A8 P47 1999

Penley, Constance
The future of an illusion : film, feminism, and psychoanalysis Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c1989.
MAIN: PN1995.9.W6 P461 1989
MOFF: PN1995.9.W6 P46 1989;

Persson, Per
Understanding cinema : a psychological theory of moving imagery Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
MAIN: PN1995 .P44 2003; View current status of this item
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Prince, Stephen
"Psychoanalytic Film Theory and the Problem of the Missing Spectator." In: Post-theory : reconstructing film studies / edited by David Bordwell and Noel Carroll. Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, c1996.
Grad Svcs PN1994.P6565 1996 Non-circulating; may be used only in Graduate Services
Main Stack PN1994.P6565 1996

Psyche im Kino : Sigmund Freud und der Film
Thomas Ballhausen, Gunter Krenn, Lydia Marinelli (Hg.). Wien : Filmarchiv Austria, c2006.
MAIN: PN1995.9.P783 P78 2006

Psychoanalysis and cinema
Edited by E. Ann Kaplan. New York : Routledge, 1989.
Main Stack PN1995.9.P78.P79 1989
Moffitt PN1995.9.P78.P79 1989

Psychoanalysis and film
Edited and with an introduction by Glen O. Gabbard. London ; New York : Karnac, 2001.
MAIN: PN1995.9.P783 P79 2001

Ricciardi, Alessia.
The ends of mourning : psychoanalysis, literature, film Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2003.
MAIN: PN56.D4 R53 2003
PFA : PN1995.9.D37 R52 2003

Rocchio, Vincent F. (Vincent Floyd)
Cinema of anxiety : a psychoanalysis of Italian neorealism Austin : University of Texas Press, 1999.
MAIN: PN1993.5.I88 R59 1999

Rodowick, David Norman.
The difficulty of difference : psychoanalysis, sexual difference, and film theory New York : Routledge, 1991.
Main Stack PN1995.R619 1991
Moffitt PN1995.R619 1991

Ryan, Michael
"The Politics of Film: Discourse, Psychoanalysis, Ideology." In: Marxism and the interpretation of culture / edited and with an introduction by Cary Nelson and Lawrence Grossberg. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c1988.
Main Stack HX523.M37661 1988

Silverman, Kaja.
The acoustic mirror : the female voice in psychoanalysis and cinema Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1988.
MAIN: PN1995.9.W6 S571 1988
GRDS: PN1995.9.W6 S57 1988; Non-circulating; may be used only in Graduate Services.
MOFF: PN1995.9.W6 S57 1988
PFA : PN1995.9.W6 S57 1988;

Silverman, Kaja.
"Lost Objects and Mistaken Subjects." In: Feminist film theory : a reader / edited by Sue Thornham. New York : New York University Press, 1999
Grad Svcs PN1995.9.W6.F465 1999 Non-circulating; may be used only in Graduate Services
Main Stack PN1995.9.W6.F465 1999

Smith, Greg M.
Film structure and the emotion system Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
MAIN: PN1995 .S5355 2003; View current status of this item
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Smith, Murray (Murray Stuart)
Engaging characters : fiction, emotion, and the cinema Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
MAIN: PN1995 .S536 1995

Sobchack, Vivian Carol.
Carnal thoughts : embodiment and moving image culture Berkeley : University of California Press, c2004.
MAIN: PN1995 .S544 2004
MOFF: PN1995 .S544 2004

Tan, Ed S.
Emotion and the structure of narrative film : film as an emotion machine Mahwah, N.J. : L. Erlbaum Associates, 1996.
MAIN: PN1995 .T26 1996

Tarratt, M.
"Monsters From the Id." In: Film genre reader / edited by Barry Keith Grant. 1st ed. Austin : University of Texas Press, 1986.
Main Stack PN1995.F4579 1986
Moffitt PN1995.F4579 1986

Thomas, Deborah
"Psychoanalysis and film noir." In: The Book of film noir / edited by Ian Cameron. New York : Continuum, c1993.
MOFF: PN1995.9.F54 B66 1993

Turk, Edward Baron
"Deriding the voice of Jeannette MacDonald: notes on psychoanalysis and the American film musical." In: Embodied voices : representing female vocality in Western culture / edited by Leslie C. Dunn and Nancy A. Jones.Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Music ML82.E55 1994
Moffitt ML82.E55 1994

Tyler, Parker.
Sex psyche etcetera in the film. New York, Horizon Press [1969]
Main Stack PN1995.T83

Walker, Janet
"Psychoanalysis and Feminist Film Theory: The Problem of Sexual Difference and Identity." In: Multiple voices in feminist film criticism / Diane Carson, Linda Dittmar, and Janice R. Welsch, editors. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c1994.
Main Stack PN1995.9.W6.M82 1994
Moffitt PN1995.9.W6.M82 1994

Wolfenstein, Martha
Movies: a psychological study New York, Atheneum, 1970 [c1950]
MOFF: PN1995 .W63 1970

Zizek, Slavoj.
Enjoy your symptom! : Jacques Lacan in Hollywood and out New York : Routledge, 1992.
ED-P: BF109.L28 Z59 1992

Zizek, Slavoj.
Looking awry : an introduction to Jacques Lacan through popular culture Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c1991.
GRDS: BF175.4.C84 Z59 1991
MAIN: BF175.4.C84 Z59 1991;

Journal Articles

Altman, C.
"Psychoanalysis and the cinema: The imaginary discourse." Quarterly Review of Film Studies, (1976) 2: 257-272.

Augst, Bertrand
"The lure of psychoanalysis in film theory." Camera Obscura, (1985) 415-437.415-437.

Beebe, John
"Jungian illumination of film." Psychoanalytic Review (1996).83:579-587

Beebe, John.
"The notorious postwar psyche. (Special Issue: Psychoanalysis and Cinema)." Journal of Popular Film and Television 18.n1 (Spring 1990): 28(8).

Berman, Emanuel
"The Film Viewer: From Dreamer to Dream Interpreter." (1998). Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 18:193-206

Black, David A.
"Homo Confabulans a study in film, narrative, and compensation.(Critical Essay)." literature and psychology 47.3 (Fall 2001): 25(13).
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Brandell, Jerrold R.
"Eighty Years of Dream Sequences: A Cinematic Journey Down Freud's 'Royal Road'." American Imago: Studies in Psychoanalysis and Culture, vol. 61, no. 1, pp. 59-76, Spring 2004

Champagne, John
"Psychoanalysis and Cinema Studies: A 'Queer' Perspective." Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities, vol. 14, no. 1-2, pp. 33-44, Fall 1994

Collick, John
"Wolves through the Window: Writing Dreams/Dreaming Films/Filming Dreams." Critical Survey, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 283-89, 1991

Copjec, Joan
"The Orthopsychic Subject: Film Theory and the Reception of Lacan." October, Vol. 49. (Summer, 1989), pp. 53-71.
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Curry, Robert
"Film and Dreams." Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, vol. 33, pp. 83-89, Fall 1974

Diamond, D., Wrye, H.K.
"Epilogue: projections of psychic reality: film & psychoanalysis." Psychoanalytic Inquiry, (1998) 18:311-334.

Diamond, D., Wrye, H.K.
"Prologue: projections of psychic reality:film in psychoanalysis. (1998). Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 18:139-146.

Doane, Mary Ann.
"Temporality, storage, legibility: Freud, Marey, and the cinema. (Sigmund Freud and Etienne-Jules Marey)." Critical Inquiry 22.n2 (Wntr 1996): 313(31).
"Psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud and physiologist Ettienne-Jules Marey both criticized the cinematic art form when it emerged in the early 1900s. They believed film to be a false representation of nature because it attempts to condense the perception of time by presenting a continuous image for the viewer. Freud had been working on time perception using the analogy of the waxed drawing tablet used by children, while Marey had been involved in recording movements through photography." [Expanded Academic Index]

Dragunoiu, Dana.
"Psychoanalysis, film theory, and the case of Being John Malkovich." Film Criticism 26.2 (Winter 2001): 1(19).
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Enckell, Mikael
"Film and Psychoanalysis." Scandinavian Psychoanalytic Review, 5:149-163

Evans, W.
"Monster Movies: A Sexual Theory." Journal of Popular Film & Television 2:4 (1973:Fall)

Falkenberg, Pamela
"'The Text! The Text!' Mummy Complex, Psychoanalysis and the Cinema." Wide Angle: A Film Quarterly of Theory, Criticism, and Practice, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 35-55, 1987

Gabbard, Krin, and Glen O. Gabbard.
"Phallic women in the contemporary cinema." American Imago 50.n4 (Winter 1993): 421(19).
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The movies 'Sea of Love' and 'Working Girl' present the collective social fantasy of the phallic woman. Ellen Barkin's portrayal of a serial killer in the 'Sea of Love' is skillfully played against her traditionally sexy demeanor as she seduces a police detective. In 'Working Girl,' the mannish antagonist, a conniving businesswomen played by Sigourney Weaver, is disarmed by the traditionally womanly Melanie Griffith.

Gabbard, Krin, and Glen O. Gabbard.
"Play it again, Sigmund. (Special Issue: Psychoanalysis and Cinema)(Psychoanalysis and the Classical Holywood Text)." Journal of Popular Film and Television 18.n1 (Spring 1990): 6(12).

Gabbard, Krin (ed.)
"Psychoanalysis and Film." Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities, vol. 14, no. 1-2, Fall 1994

Girgus, Sam B.
"Representative men: unfreezing the male gaze." College Literature 21.n3 (Oct 1994): 214(9). Expanded
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"Film discourse has been dominated by feminist supremacy since the 1980s, a hegemony that appears to result in a new approach in considering the relationship of men and male subjectivity to film. This new approach, in turn, is drastically complicating the critical and theoretical understanding of the cinematic process. The combination of psychoanalysis, semiotics, feminism and ideological analysis that predominated in previous cinematic theory is further being explored. Films are also continued to be viewed as texts that are inexorably related to social, cultural and ideologicl contexts." [Expanded Academic Index]

Grant, Michael
"Psychoanalysis and Film Theory." Screen, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 341-345, Fall 1990

Greenberg, Harvey Roy.
"Celluloid and psyche. (Special Issue: Psychoanalysis and Cinema)." Journal of Popular Film and Television 18.n1 (Spring 1990): 3(3).

Greenberg, Harvey Roy
"A Field Guide to Cinetherapy: On Celluloid Psychoanalysis and Its Practitioners." American Journal of Psychoanalysis, vol. 60, no. 4, pp. 329-339, December 2000

Greenberg, Harvey Roy (ed.)
"Psychoanalysis and Cinema." Journal of Popular Film and Television, vol. 18, no. 1, Spring 1990

Hamilton, R. S.
"Between the First and Second Semiologies: Psychoanalysis and Film Theory." Camera Obscura, vol. 7, pp. 67-86, 1981

Homer, Sean
"Cinema and Fetishism: The Disavowal of a Concept." Historical Materialism, 2005, 13, 1, 85-116
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"Argues that it is possible to develop a paradigm that encompasses both psychoanalytical & Marxist-informed approaches to film studies without becoming overly deterministic. It is noted that a re-appraisal of the Screen project led to the rejection of Marxism & an elevation of psychoanalytic concepts. An examination of fetishism, one of the least popular concepts of early psychoanalytic film theory, is used to show that it does not result in the reductionism critics claim it does. Consideration is given to how fetishism leads the analysis of cinema in the direction of sexual fetishism & the libidinal investment of spectators. The commodity of fetishism & the economic basis of the cinematic industry are addressed. It is maintained that a Marxist understanding of cinema as an institution & a commodity is necessary for recognizing the significance of film within a globalized media culture. Neither the perceived closure of the apparatus model nor the positing of passive spectators results from theorization within psychoanalysis or Marxism; however, both insist that "subjectivity is constituted through structure regardless of the particularities of individual identities." [Sociological Abstracts]

Johnson, Liza
"Perverse Angle: Feminist Film, Queer Film, Shame." Signs, 2004, 30, 1, autumn, 1361-1384
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"Explores how recent cinematic takes on bad feelings are making possible exciting, eccentric, polymorphous, & queer ways of narrating female desire. Thus, demonstrated is desire rife with bad feeling & bad feeling as stoking desires. Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's (1995) thought on shame & Silvan Tomkins's (1963) phenomenology of shame underpin readings of Lynne Ramsay's Morvern Callar (2002), Denise Goncalves's Sound of Steps (1996), & Catherine Breillat's A Real Young Girl (1976). Along the lines of psychoanalytic feminist film theory, the operations of looking, ie, considerations of how cinematic structures produce subjective attachments underpin the analysis, & this is considered in terms of Laura Mulvey's (1975) "look of the audience." In this light, it is suggested that the fact that audiences watch film portrayals of shame points to the tensions between the "affective fullness" at play in the films & the "iconoclastic, antipleasure aesthetics proscribed by psychoanalytic feminism." The individuating force of shame may foster a simultaneity of absorption & disidentification for spectators, with shame understood as a form of enabling knowledge for seeing & feeling desires & attachments that requires neither identification nor repulsion & may be more like empathy." [Sociological Abstracts]

Kaplan, E. Ann.
"The couch affair: gender and race in Hollywood transference." American Imago 50.n4 (Winter 1993): 481(34).
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"Psychoanalytic theory is Euro-centered in its values and mind-set. It is also person-centered, and therefore does not cope with the social contexts of African American neuroses. The same kind of ideological blindness with respect to women and blacks in film pervades the genre. The portrayals of psychoanalytic limitations in movies such as 'The Snake Pit' and 'Home of the Brave.' is examined." [Expanded Academic Index]

Kaplan, E. Ann (ed. and introd.)
"Psychoanalysis and Film, II." American Imago: Studies in Psychoanalysis and Culture, vol. 52, no. 2, Summer 1995
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Several different academic disciplines are linked in the study of psychoanalysis and film: feminism, film criticism, psychoanalytic theory, political psychology, cultural studies, and Marxist theory. This broad range of disciplines forced American Imago editors to plan to devote a forthcoming issue to the specific issues surrounding psychoanalysis and men in film.

Kaplan, Louis J.
"Fits and misfits: the body of a woman." American Imago 50.n4 (Winter 1993): 457(24).
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"The fetishistic tradition of popular US films such Marilyn Monroe's 'Niagara' and 'The Misfits', is analyzed. The Victorian medical fascination with hysterical female psychoses is compared with the way that US films have repressed female trauma about sexual violence. 'Thelma and Louise' is analyzed in terms male fantasies about mystical reunions with mother nature." [Expanded Academic Index]

Koch, Gertrud
"Sartre's Screen Projection of Freud." October, vol. 57, pp. 3-17, Summer 1991
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Marinelli, Lydia
"Screening Wish Theories: Dream Psychologies and Early Cinema." Science in Context (2006), 19: 87-110
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The analogy between dream and film represents a central thread in the psychoanalytic discussion of cinema. Using examples taken from films created between 1900 and 1906, this paper develops a typology of dream scenes in early film. The basis for the proposed typology is provided by the dream knowledge in circulation toward the end of the nineteenth century. This knowledge was fed by a great variety of sources, some of them in the proximity of scientific research and some of them far from it, including wish-fulfilling prognostic models and those based on the reservoir of memory or on bodily stimuli. By setting cinema in a context of contemporary dream psychologies, it is possible to trace the specific conditions under which the analogy between dream and cinema could become effective.

Marinelli, Lydia
"Smoking, Laughing, and the Compulsion to Film: On the Beginnings of Psychoanalytic Documentaries." American Imago: Studies in Psychoanalysis and Culture, vol. 61, no. 1, pp. 35-58, Spring 2004
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"The relation between psychoanalysis and films and the unbreakable connection between psychoanalysis, smoking and the disappearance of metaphysics has been discussed. Using Philip R. Lehrman's 'psychoanalytic documentary' as a springboard, the historical perspective, which was mainly based on feature films till now, can include films where psychoanalysts are involved on both sides of the camera." [Expanded Academic Index]

McCormick, Richard W.
"Politics and the Psyche: Feminism, Psychoanalysis, and Film Theory." Signs, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 173-87, Fall 1992
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Metz, Christian; Alfred Guzzetti
"The Fiction Film and Its Spectator: A Metapsychological Study." New Literary History, Vol. 8, No. 1, Readers and Spectators: Some Views and Reviews. (Autumn, 1976), pp. 75-105.
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McHugh, Kathleen, and Vivian Sobchack.
"Recent approaches to film feminisms.(Introduction)." Signs 30.1 (Autumn 2004): 1205(3).
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Mullin, Amy.
"As the lights go on. (phenomenology of film endings)." Philosophy Today 39.n4 (Winter 1995): 408(13).
"A phenomenological analysis of film endings reveals certain problems with Heidegger's notions of authenticity and inauthenticity. The psychoanalytic view of the spectator as passively identifying with the camera resembles Heidegger's description of inauthenticity. This would suggest that the film ending functions like awareness of death to promote authentic integration of the self. However, Heidegger portrays the individual in isolation and gives only a very selective view of history's role. The analysis of film endings should give more consideration to the social context." [Expanded Academic Index]

Murphy, Paula
"Psychoanalysis and Film Theory Part 1: A New Kind of Mirror" Kritikos: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal of Postmodern Cultural Sound, Text, and Image, pp. (no pagination), Volume 2, February 2005

Murphy, Paula
"Psychoanalysis and Film Theory Part 2: Reflections and Refutations" Kritikos: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal of Postmodern Cultural Sound, Text, and Image, pp. (no pagination), Spring 2005

Pagel1, J. F.; C. Kwiatkowski2 and K. E. Broyles
"Dream Use in Film Making." Dreaming Volume 9, Number 4 / December, 1999
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Rascaroli, Laura
"Like a Dream: A Critical History of the Oneiric Metaphor in Film Theory." Kinema, FALL 2002

Saper, Craig
"A Nervous Theory: The Troubling Gaze of Psychoanalysis in Media Studies." Diacritics, Vol. 21, No. 4. (Winter, 1991), pp. 32-52.
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Schneider, Steven Jay
"Psychoanalysis in/and/of the Horror Film." Senses of Cinema: An Online Film Journal Devoted to the Serious and Eclectic Discussion of Cinema, vol. 15, pp. (no pagination), Summer 2001

"Sexual Difference: Psychoanalysis and Film." Wide Angle: A Film Quarterly of Theory, Criticism, and Practice, vol. 5, no. 1, 1982

Shneider, Irving.
"Deus ex animo, or why a doc? (Special Issue: Psychoanalysis and Cinema)." Journal of Popular Film and Television 18.n1 (Spring 1990): 36(4).
Named Works: Psycho (Motion picture) Criticism and interpretation; The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Motion picture) Criticism and interpretation

Sklarew, B.
"Freud and film: encounters in the weltgeist. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association,(1999). 47:1239-1248

Sparshott, F. E.
"Vision and Dream in Film." Philosophic Exchange: Annual Proceedings, vol. 1, pp. 111-124, Summer 1971
How can the distortions and discontinuities imposed by the formal and narrative conventions of film become an acceptable form of experience? Dreams afford one partial analogy, and the gathering of information from casual hearsay affords another.

Starks, Lisa S.
"Remember me": Psychoanalysis, Cinema, and the Crisis of Modernity." Shakespeare Quarterly, Vol. 53, No. 2, Screen Shakespeare. (Summer, 2002), pp. 181-200.
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"Emerging at the same historical moment, psychoanalysis and cinema followed similar paths: invention at the end of the nineteenth century, development at the turn of the century, and then immense change and expansion at the time of the First World War. They have influenced one another ever since. Both played major roles in the formation of modern thought and modes of perception, while confronting the crisis of modernity in the wake of World War I. Ultimately, they prefigured postmodernism by questioning the boundaries of the modern subject and decentering its position in the world. And, significantly, underlying the theoretical foundations and historical trajectories of both psychoanalysis and cinema was Shakespeare. It was Hamlet-specifically Hamlet on the silent screen-that figured most prominently at the crucial juncture of psychoanalysis and cinema following the First World War, signaling the end of romantic notions of civilization and progress. The Great War catalyzed that shift, as the horror of mechanized warfare confirmed the achievement ofWestern technology while exposing its horrific potential. On screen, Hamlet came to manifest this duality."

Studlar, Gaylyn
"Seduced and Abandoned? Feminist Film Theory and Psychoanalysis in the 1990s." Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities, vol. 14, no. 1-2, pp. 5-13, Fall 1994

Swaffar, Janet
"Identity signifiers in contemporary Russian films: a Lacanian analysis." American Imago, (2000).57(1): 95-119.

Tay, Sharon Lin
"Constructing a Feminist Cinematic Genealogy: The Gothic Woman's Film beyond Psychoanalysis." Women: A Cultural Review, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 263-80, Winter 2003

Trahair, Lisa
"Figural Vision: Freud, Lyotard and Early Cinematic Comedy." Screen, vol. 46, no. 2, pp. 175-93, Summer 2005

Urbano, C
"Projections, Suspense, and Anxiety: The Modern Horror Film and its Effects." Psychoanalytic Review 85.6, 1998.

Walker, Janet
"Psychoanalysis and Feminist Film Theory: The Problem of Sexual Difference and Identity." Wide Angle: A Film Quarterly of Theory, Criticism, and Practice, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 16-23, 1984

Walsh, Michael
"Returns in the Real: Lacan and the Future of Psychoanalysis in Film Studies." Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities, vol. 14, no. 1-2, pp. 22-32, Fall 1994

Ward, I.
"Adolescent Phantasies and the Horror Film." British Journal of Psychotherapy 13.2 (1996).

Weller, Philip
"Freud's Footprints in Films of Hamlet." Literature/Film Quarterly, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 119-24, 1997

Welles, J.
"Rituals: cinematic and analytic." Psychoanalytic Inquiry, (1998) 18:207-221.

Wiley, Norbert
"Emotion and Film Theory." Studies in Symbolic Interaction, 2003, 26, 169-187
"Compares the emotions we have in watching a movie with those we have in everyday life. Everyday emotion is loose in frame or context but rather controlled & regulated in content. Movie emotion, in contrast, is tightly framed & boundaried but permissive & uncontrolled in content. Movie emotion is therefore quite safe & inconsequential but can still be unusually satisfying & pleasurable. I think of movie emotion as modeling clay that can symbolize all sorts of human troubles. A major junction of movies then is catharsis, a term I use more inclusively than usual. Throughout I use a pragmatist approach to film theory. This position gives the optimal distance to the study of ordinary, middle-level emotion. In contrast, psychoanalysis is too close & cognitive theory too distant. This middle position is similar to Arlie Hochschild's symbolic interactionist approach to the sociology of emotions, which also mediates between psychoanalysis & cognitive theories." [Sociological Abstracts]

Williams, Linda.
"Fetishism and the visual pleasure of hard core: Marx, Freud, and the "money shot."." Quarterly Review of Film and Video 11.n2 (August 1989): 23(20).
Named Works: Deep Throat (motion picture) Criticism and interpretation

Winter, Alison
"Film and the Construction of Memory in Psychoanalysis, 19401960." Science in Context (2006), 19 : 111-136
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Winter, Alison
"Screening Selves: Sciences of memory and identity on film, 1930-1960." History of Psychology. Vol 7(4), Nov 2004, 367-401.

Worth, Fabienne.
"Of gayzes and bodies: a bibliographical essay on queer theory, psychoanalysis and archeology. (lesbian and homosexual studies)." Quarterly Review of Film and Video 15.n1 (Nov 1993): 1(13).
Queer theory is the burgeoning study of the psychoanalytical, archeological and practical differences that mark gay life and its manifestations in politics, art, work and film. Queer theory attempts to avoid identity politics while maintaining the uniqueness of the gay culture. Psychoanalytic differences have primarily been the domain of lesbian studies and feminist film theory, whereas archeological differences have been the domain of gay men due largely to gay historiography.

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