The Whats versus Hows of Film Spectatorship

[What follows is a 2007 paper I wrote for a graduate level course on film studies.  It was this paper that started me thinking about what I've come to term minutia reception studies.  I've edited the paper for length, and I've included a picture of the reception worksheets my brother filled out as part of … Continue reading The Whats versus Hows of Film Spectatorship

Visions of the Unconscious: An Analysis of “Juliet of the Spirits”

Did Sigmund Freud realize the impact he would have when he first proposed the idea of the unconscious mind as a reservoir for a person's dreams, memories and thoughts that may be too violent or too sexually explicit for the conscious mind to handle?  When he wrote about the animalistic id battling the angelic superego … Continue reading Visions of the Unconscious: An Analysis of “Juliet of the Spirits”