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Volume 7 / Issue 1
[gris]September 2011[/gris]
The analyst on the movies
[gris]ISSN 1553-5053[/gris]

On March 24, 1926, Secrets of a Soul was released in Berlin - a psychoanalytic film directed by W Pabst and supervised by Karl Abraham and Hans Sachs. It is the first film to take psychoanalysis as the theme. Produced under the supervision of Karl Abraham and Hans Sachs, the film did not have Sigmund Freud’s approval as he had serious doubts as to the possibility of transmitting the rigour of his theory by means of the cinema. More than eighty years after its release, Secrets of a Soul is now seen as a cinematographic success where Abraham’s illusions that the Freudian theory be made known through popular diffusion, is obtained at the cost of an inevitable banalization. Pabst however, shows special talent in making more out of merely filming the case as Abraham and Sachs proposed – what is not explained or analyzed by the psychologist, is suggested by the images, to the point of instilling a subtle irony concerning the results of the therapy itself.

Comment on “Secretos de un alma” (G.W. Pabst)

Geheimnisse einer Seele and the cinematic representation of the analyst

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Comment on “Secretos de un alma” (G.W. Pabst)
Geheimnisse einer Seele and the cinematic representation of the analyst

Transference love seen through the cinema and paintings: Freud, Hitchcock, Dali

Spellbound: formula to conjure a spell as of psychoanalytical enchantment

Comment in “Don’t say a word”
Not a word... a letter

Comment on "The silence of the Lambs" (J. Demme) and "Hannibal" (R. Scott)
Hannibal Lecter and the Lacanian analyst

Comment on "El silencio de los inocentes" (J. Demme) y "Hannibal" (R. Scott)
Moral and ethics in Hannibal Lecter


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