The Resource Screen memories : Hollywood cinema on the psychoanalytic couch, Harvey Roy Greenberg

Screen memories : Hollywood cinema on the psychoanalytic couch, Harvey Roy Greenberg

Label
Screen memories : Hollywood cinema on the psychoanalytic couch
Title
Screen memories
Title remainder
Hollywood cinema on the psychoanalytic couch
Statement of responsibility
Harvey Roy Greenberg
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Screen Memories delves into the psychological aspects of mainstream American movies ranging from Casablanca to Working Girl. While most psychoanalytic film criticism is highly theoretical, Greenberg writes in a candid, entertaining style that will appeal to cineasts and scholars alike. Beginning with a basic overview of psychoanalytic film criticism, Greenberg directs his focus on characters, motivations, and conflicts in detective, war, science fiction, and horror movies, as well as cult cinema. In "On the McMovie," he probes the hollow, escapist fare that emerged from Hollywood in the 1970s and 1980s and embraced nearly every genre. Greenberg zooms in on the pathological narcissism of heroes in such McMovies as Rambo and Top Gun
  • Screen Memories concludes by addressing two important films of the late 1980s. Greenberg decries Working Girl as a "Co-opt" film with a seemingly liberal agenda, which nevertheless mocks and subverts the very social advances it appears to affirm. But Enemies: A Love Story - with its humor, manic energy, and theme of renewal in the teeth of death - is seen as evidence of a tentative but hopeful return to quality in Hollywood
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greenberg, Harvey R
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995
LC item number
.G675 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Filmkunst
  • Psychoanalyse
  • Psychologie
  • Film
  • United States
  • USA
Label
Screen memories : Hollywood cinema on the psychoanalytic couch, Harvey Roy Greenberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Reel Significations: An Anatomy of Psychoanalytic Film Criticism -- 2. Cult Cinema: Casablanca -- If It's So Schmaltzy, Why Am I Weeping? -- 3. The Detective Film: The Maltese Falcon -- Even Paranoids Have Enemies -- 4. War Movies: Dangerous Recuperations -- Red Dawn, Rambo, and the New Decaturism -- 5. Psycho: The Apes at the Windows -- 6. Reimagining the Gargoyle: Psychoanalytic Notes on Alien and the Contemporary "Cruel" Horror Film -- 7. Fiction into Film -- Problems of Adaptation: Improper Bostonians -- 8. On the McMovie: Less is Less at the Simplex -- 9. Raiders of the Lost Text: Remaking as Contested Homage in Always -- 10. Working Girl: Leveraged Sell-Out -- 11. Enemies: A Love Story -- Awful Plausibility
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9780231072861
Lccn
92041710
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27105504
  • (OCoLC)ocm27105504
Label
Screen memories : Hollywood cinema on the psychoanalytic couch, Harvey Roy Greenberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Reel Significations: An Anatomy of Psychoanalytic Film Criticism -- 2. Cult Cinema: Casablanca -- If It's So Schmaltzy, Why Am I Weeping? -- 3. The Detective Film: The Maltese Falcon -- Even Paranoids Have Enemies -- 4. War Movies: Dangerous Recuperations -- Red Dawn, Rambo, and the New Decaturism -- 5. Psycho: The Apes at the Windows -- 6. Reimagining the Gargoyle: Psychoanalytic Notes on Alien and the Contemporary "Cruel" Horror Film -- 7. Fiction into Film -- Problems of Adaptation: Improper Bostonians -- 8. On the McMovie: Less is Less at the Simplex -- 9. Raiders of the Lost Text: Remaking as Contested Homage in Always -- 10. Working Girl: Leveraged Sell-Out -- 11. Enemies: A Love Story -- Awful Plausibility
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9780231072861
Lccn
92041710
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27105504
  • (OCoLC)ocm27105504

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