INTRODUCTION TO FILM AND PSYCHOANALYSISFriday evening course13 March-24 April 202019:15-21:15Film and Psychoanalysis emerged in the same year, when the Lumière brothers patented the cinematograph in France in 1895, just as the Viennese neurologist Sigmund Freud published the very first psychoanalytic book Studies on Hysteria with his colleague Josef Breuer. For 125 years these two disciplines have grown alongside each other; influencing and challenging one another. This 6-week course provides an introduction to film and psychoanalysis, featuring popular theoretical concepts such as the Uncanny, Oedipus Complex, the Primal Scene and Neurosis represented in the cinematic arts. A special focus will be placed on the film medium's unique capacity to communicate unconscious motives often considered taboo by society. Ultimately, it will be argued that psychoanalysis applied to moving image empowers spectators to express subjective associations they consider to be meaningful.Advanced viewing is optional; brief bespoke video montages will be screened.Week 1: DreamsSurviving Life (2010) Jan ŠvankmajerDancer in the Dark (2000) Lars von TrierWeek 2: UncannyThe Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972) Luis BuñuelThe Secret Beyond the Door (1947) Fritz LangWeek 3: Oedipus ComplexBraindead (1992) Peter JacksonLuna (1979) Bernardo BertolucciWeek 4: Primal SceneBad Timing (1980) Nicolas RoegEyes Wide Shut (1999) Stanley KubrickWeek 5: NeurosisInto The Wild (2007) Sean PennFour Weddings and a Funeral (1994) Mike NewellWeek 6: CivilisationThe Dark Knight (2008) Christopher NolanZelig (1983) Woody AllenTickets are £80 for the full six-week course (£75 concession / £70 Picturehouse Members).

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