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Freudian Fadeout

The Failings of Psychoanalysis in Film Criticism

Freudian Fadeout by Arij Ouweneel
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In Western culture, the psychoanalysis that has guided popular psychology for almost a century is now on the retreat. Better equipped with proven results, cognitive and evolutionary psychology has driven psychoanalysis out of the spotlight. In cultural and film studies, however, the debate between cognitive sciences and psychoanalysis remains contentious. This volume explores this state of things by examining criticism of 18 films, juxtaposing them with cognitive-based films to reveal the flaws in the psychoanalytical concepts. It pays particular attention to simulation theory, the concept that narratives "learned" from films could work in human minds as simulations for solutions to particular problems. By introducing the idea of narrative stimulation to film studies, this work argues for a different method of film critique, encouraging further research into this nascent field.
McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers; July 2012
303 pages; ISBN 9780786490462
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Title: Freudian Fadeout
Author: Arij Ouweneel