PSYCHOLOGICAL ISSUES IN MOVIES

We start a new rubric dedicated to research in film theory. Every month we will publish the most interesting scholarly articles, which were presented at the film studies conference in Minsk on March 13, 2020, with the support of the Short Movie Club. This time you will find a paper devoted to psychological issues in movies. This time it’s about screenplays.


PSYCHOLOGICAL ISSUES IN MOVIES


 ALIAKSANDR PALYBINSKI

Graduate of European Humanities University (Vilnius, Lithuania), «Media and Communication» program («Visual Culture» specialty). Student of East European Psychoanalysis Institute (Saint-Petersburg, Russia), «Psychological consulting» program (additional education)


ANAL STAGE OF PSYCHOSEXUAL DEVELOPMENT IN SCREENWRITING: EVOLUTION OF TECHNIQUE

Abstract. Several psychoanalytic methodologies are still popular tools for analyzing visual culture products. Screenwriting, based on the laws of the characters and dramatic situations development, is the most suitable object for research from a psychodynamic perspective. In this work, I’ll analyze usage logic of the anal stage of psychosexual development in screenwriting, and also I’ll try to compare the typical dramatic constructions (which use the scheme of residual anal behavior) with more thorough psychoanalytic interpretations. Thus, the objective of this study is the search for evolutionary drama forms of the “anal” character. [Read the full article…]


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