People Like Ourselves: Portrayals of Mental Illness in the Movies

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Oktober 2003



Little has been written, however, about the ability of movies to portray mental illness sympathetically and accurately. Zimmerman fills that void with a close look at mental illness in more than seventy American movies, beginning with classics such as The Snake Pit and Now, Voyager and including such contemporary successes as A Beautiful Mind and As Good as It Gets.


Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 1. The Price of Conformity: The False Self Chapter 4 2. The Denial of Reality Chapter 5 3. Hitchcock, Chaos, and the Devils of Unreason Chapter 6 4. Women Who Can't Forget Chapter 7 5. Divine Madness: Poets, Prophets, and Demons Chapter 8 6. War: A Battle for the Mind and Spirit Chapter 9 7. Violence and Mental Illness: A Good Movie Is Hard to Find Chapter 10 Notes Chapter 11 Sources Cited Chapter 12 Films Discussed and/or Cited Chapter 13 Index Chapter 14 About the Author


Jacqueline Noll Zimmerman is a retired college professor and communications manager.


People Like Ourselves should interest movie buffs and physicians looking for positive portrayals of mental illness. JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association
EAN: 9780810848764
ISBN: 0810848767
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2003
Seitenanzahl: 184 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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