9780521796866

Myth, Mind and the Screen: Understanding the Heroes of our Time

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    9780521796866

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    0521796865

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-12-10
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Summary

Myth, Mind and the Screen is a systematic attempt to apply Jungian theory to the analysis of films (including 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Silence of the Lambs and The Piano) as well as a variety of cultural icons and products such as Madonna, Michael Jackson and televised sport. Through these and other examples, John Izod shows how Jungian theory can bring new tools to film and media studies and new ways of understanding screen images and narratives. He also demonstrates how Jungian analysis can provide us with fresh insights into the psychological dimensions of contemporary mythology and the subjective experience of audiences. Perhaps most controversially, he argues that in the Western world cinema and television bear much of the responsibility for collective emotional mediation that in previous centuries was borne by organised religion. A valuable resource for students of film and media studies, cultural studies and psychoanalytic studies.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements xi
Introduction 1(14)
Jungian theory, textual analysis and audience play
15(18)
Archetypal images: signification and the psyche
33(14)
Archetypal images: symbols and the cultural unconscious
47(10)
The Piano, the animus and colonial experience
57(22)
The pop star as icon
79(26)
Androgyny and stardom: cultural meanings of Michael Jackson
80(10)
A goddess who comes? Madonna as trickster
90(15)
The quest of a female hero: The Silence of the Lambs
105(19)
Television sport and the sacrificial hero
124(19)
The polycentred self: The Passion of Darkly Noon
143(17)
Haunted: searching for the whole self
160(25)
Transforming the final ghost: the god within
185(19)
Conclusion 204(5)
Filmography 209(5)
Glossary of Jungian and related terms 214(9)
References 223(8)
Index 231

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