The Secret Life of Movies: Schizophrenic and Shamanic Journeys in American Cinema

The Secret Life of Movies: Schizophrenic and Shamanic Journeys in American Cinema

By: Jason Horsley (author)Paperback

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Arguably, film blurs the line between myth and reality better than any other artistic medium. Using movies to explore the unconscious realms of society in order to reach a better understanding of what drives it, this book examines filmmakers and films that center around schizophrenic themes of alienation, paranoia, breakdown, fantasy, dreams, dementia, violence, and that address - as entertainment - the schizophrenic experience. The loss of individual identity as reflected in the films is investigated, as well as the shamanistic potential inherent in the broader theme.

About Author

A longtime film reviewer, Jason Horsley's other writings include a novel, screenplays and several nonfiction books about modern cinema. His filmmaking projects include The God Game, Beauty Fool and Being the One. A native of England, he currently lives in Canada.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780786444236
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 299
  • ID: 9780786444236
  • ISBN10: 0786444231

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