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.
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.