Clint Eastwood s Cinema of Trauma

dsm makes an exclusion for those exposed to trauma through media unless the exposure is work-related such as reviewing evidence in a criminal case. Intrusion symptoms associated with the traumatic event(s). The criterion evaluates if ...

Author: Charles R. Hamilton

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476630427

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

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Throughout his directorial career, Clint Eastwood’s movies have presented sympathetic narratives of characters enduring personal trauma as they turn to violence to survive calamity or sustain social order—a choice that leaves them marginalized rather than redeemed. In this collection of new essays, contributors examine his films—from The Outlaw Josey Wales to Sully—as studies on PTSD that expose the social conditions that tolerate or trigger traumatization and (in his more recent work) imagine a way through individual and collective trauma.

Eco Trauma Cinema

Clint Eastwood) stand out, although boththese films« ambiguous endingsare less memorable than Vinyan«s open-ended finalscene of visceral motherhood, whose sensuality recallsthe censored cub- bonding shot (ofamother tenderly licking her ...

Author: Anil Narine

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317649410

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

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Film has taken a powerful position alongside the global environmental movement, from didactic documentaries to the fantasy pleasures of commercial franchises. This book investigates in particular film’s complex role in representing ecological traumas. Eco-trauma cinema represents the harm we, as humans, inflict upon our natural surroundings, or the injuries we sustain from nature in its unforgiving iterations. The term encompasses both circumstances because these seemingly distinct instances of ecological harm are often related, and even symbiotic: the traumas we perpetuate in an ecosystem through pollution and unsustainable resource management inevitably return to harm us. Contributors to this volume engage with eco-trauma cinema in its three general forms: accounts of people who are traumatized by the natural world, narratives that represent people or social processes which traumatize the environment or its species, and stories that depict the aftermath of ecological catastrophe. The films they examine represent a central challenge of our age: to overcome our disavowal of environmental crises, to reflect on the unsavoury forces reshaping the planet's ecosystems, and to restructure the mechanisms responsible for the state of the earth.

Traumatic Loss and Recovery in Jungian Studies and Cinema

Antichrist (2009) Directed by L. von Trier [film]. Denmark Million Dollar Baby (2004) Directed by C. Eastwood [film]. USA Morvern Callar (2002) Directed by L. Ramsay [film]. UK Solaris (2002) Directed by S. Soderbergh [film]. USA ...

Author: Mark Holmwood

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000775587

Category: Psychology

Page: 182

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This book explores traumatic loss, grief, and recovery through the thoughtful combination of Abraham & Torok’s ‘crypt’ theory, Jungian thought, and film theory to guide readers through the darkest places of the human psyche. Focusing on both the destructive and reconstructive choices people can make, the book explores prolonged grief disorder, complicated mourning, post-traumatic stress disorder, embitterment, disenfranchised grief, trauma-related rumination as well as mental, emotional and physical pain. Presented with real life examples and fictional ones, the book connects the psychoanalytic concepts of intrapsychic tomb and theoretra with Jungian concepts such as teleological model of the psyche, dreams, alchemical operations, shadow, archetypes, enantiodromia, symbols, and compensation on the canvas of modern grief theory. Traumatic Loss and Recovery in Jungian Studies and Cinema is important reading for psychoanalysts, Jungian analysts, and psychotherapists with an interest in popular culture, as well as cinema students, scholars, and general readers interested in psychology, counselling, mental health and media studies.

Fourth Wave Feminism in Science Fiction and Fantasy

Essays on Film Representations, 2012-2019 Valerie Estelle Frankel ... Romancing the Zombie, edited by Jessica K. Richards and Ashley Szanter, Clint Eastwood's Cinema of Trauma, edited by Charles R. Hamilton and Allen H. Redmon, ...

Author: Valerie Estelle Frankel

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476637600

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

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 Fourth wave feminism has entered the national conversation and established a highly visible presence in popular media, especially in cutting-edge science fiction and fantasy films and television series. Wonder Woman, the Wasp, and Captain Marvel headline superhero films while Black Panther celebrates nonwestern power. Disney princesses value sisterhood over conventional marriage. This first of two companion volumes addresses cinema, exploring how, since 2012, such films as the Hunger Games trilogy, Mad Max: Fury Road, and recent Star Wars installments have showcased women of action. The true innovation is a product of the Internet age. Though the web has accelerated fan engagement to the point that progressivism and backlash happen simultaneously, new films increasingly emphasize diversity over toxic masculinity. They defy net trolls to provide stunning role models for viewers across the spectrum of age, gender, and nationality.

The Films of Clint Eastwood

The remaining Eastwood war films explore, deliberately and selfconsciously, what happens to men who, ... The war experiences of the major characters have left them damaged in ways best described as “moral injury,” a term first used by ...

Author: Matt Wanat

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

ISBN: 9780826359537

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 286

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The indefatigable Clint Eastwood, the great old man of American film, is still controversial after all these years. Many of the critical essays in this collection focus on Eastwood’s 2014 American Sniper, a particularly controversial film and a devastating personal account of the horrors of war. Additional essays within the collection address his films that deserve more recognition than they have received to date. The chapters vary by topic and identify themes ranging from aging, race, and gender to uses of Western conventions and myth to the subtleties of quieter themes and stylistic choices in Eastwood’s body of cinematic work. As a collection, these essays show that none of these themes account for Eastwood’s entire vision, which is multifaceted and often contradictory, dramatizing complex issues in powerful, character-driven narratives.

The Routledge International Handbook of Jungian Film Studies

Available at: [Accessed 2 January 2016]. Scranton, R. (2015) 'The trauma hero: from Wilfred Owen to “redeployment” and “American ...

Author: Luke Hockley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317213116

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 472

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The Routledge International Handbook of Jungian Film Studies weaves together the various strands of Jungian film theory, revealing a coherent theoretical position underpinning this exciting recent area of research, while also exploring and suggesting new directions for further study. The book maps the current state of debates within Jungian orientated film studies and sets them within a more expansive academic landscape. Taken as a whole, the collection shows how different Jungian approaches can inform and interact with a broad range of disciplines, including literature, digital media studies, clinical debates and concerns. The book also explores the life of film outside cinema - what is sometimes termed ‘post-cinema’ - offering a series of articles exploring Jungian approaches to cinema and social media, computer games, mobile screens, and on-line communities. The Routledge International Handbook of Jungian Film Studies represents an essential resource for students and researchers interested in Jungian approaches to film. It will also appeal to those interested in film theory more widely, and in the application of Jung’s ideas to contemporary and popular culture.

Blood in the Streets

Claire Sisco King examines how the rhetoric of trauma in The Brave One (Neil Jordan, 2007) 'construct[s] and make[s] ... In a related study, Lisa Coulthard analyses the implicit advocacy of vigilantism in Mystic River (Clint Eastwood, ...

Author: Austin Fisher

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474411738


Page: 240

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Blood in the Streets investigates the various ways in which 1970s Italian crime films were embedded in their immediate cultural and political contexts. The book analyses the emergence, proliferation and distribution of a range of popular film cycles (or filoni) - from conspiracy thrillers and vigilante films, to mafia and serial killer narratives - and examines what these reveal about their time and place. With industrial conditions geared around rapid production schedules and concentrated release patterns, the engagement in these films with both the contemporary political turmoil of 1970s Italy and the traumas of the nation's recent past offers a range of fascinating insights into the wider anxieties of this decade concerning the Second World War and its ongoing political aftermath.

Rewatching on the Point of the Cinematic Index

A groundbreaking exploration of the ways trauma, memory, and visual representation intertwine with adaptation studies

Author: Allen H. Redmon


ISBN: 1496841824


Page: 240

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A groundbreaking exploration of the ways trauma, memory, and visual representation intertwine with adaptation studies

The Alienated War Veteran in Film and Literature

Childhood trauma and the creative product: A look at the early lives and ... Robert Altman: The oral biography. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Movies Reviewed Absolute Power, 1996. Director: Clint Eastwood. Cast: Clint. 218 Bibliography.

Author: Emmett Early

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786474998

Category: History

Page: 239

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The veterans' culture in postwar eras from World War I to the present is examined in this book, with specific attention to the historic events of each era as they influence veterans, and the literature and movies produced about veterans and by veterans. The intention is to highlight the reciprocal interactions among the influences of the war, the veterans, and the culture. The common alienation of the veterans of foreign wars is thoroughly explored. Films and literary works featuring war veterans of each era are examined in detail for their various views of alienation. Homer's Odyssey, myths, fairy tales, modern novels, memoirs, and short stories are all discussed with an emphasis on detailing what is common and expected with returning veterans, and what is unique for each postwar era.

Mediated Terrorism in the 21st Century

Representing 9/11: Trauma, Ideology, and Nationalism in Literature, Film, and Television. ... Robinson, Janet S. “The Gendered Geometry of War in Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker (2008). ... Directed by Clint Eastwood. USA, 2014.

Author: Elena Caoduro

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030735111

Category: Social Science

Page: 289

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Mediated Terrorism in the 21st Century offers new interpretations of figures emerging from representations of terrorism and counterterrorism: the male hero, female agent, religious leader, victim/perpetrator, and survivor. This collection of essays by a broad array of international scholars reflects the altered image-making processes that have developed from George W. Bush’s “war on terror.” Building on current literature on media and terrorism, this volume analyzes the most recent technological developments that have impacted the way we experience terrorism: online videos, social media, cartoons, media feeds, and drones. The authors address different time periods, different terrorist groups, and explore the way filmmakers and television producers from the USA, Europe, South Africa, and the Middle East are documenting modern wars in popular culture.