Welcome to Psychoanalysis & Cinema. Click on the stills below to access the blog post for each film.

Secrets of a Soul (Pabst, 1926)
Stephen Heath, “Psychoanalysis & Cinema”


Freud: The Secret Passion (Huston, 1962)
Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams


Spellbound (Hitchcock, 1945)
Laura Mulvey, “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema”


Pressure Point (Cornfield, 1962)
Sigmund Freud, “Repression,” “The Unconscious,” “The Dissection of the Psychical Personality”


Eve’s Bayou (Lemmons, 1997)
Kara Keeling, “Reflections on the Black Femme’s Role in the Reproduction of Cinematic Reality”


Apocalypse Now (Coppola, 1979)
Sigmund Freud, “Totem and Taboo,” “Civilization and its Discontents”


Rear Window (Hitchcock, 1954)
Pierrot le fou (Godard, 1965)
Christian Metz, “The Imaginary Signifier” 


Persona (Bergman, 1966)
Jacques Lacan, “The Mirror Stage”
Lloyd Michaels, “The Imaginary Signifier in Bergman’s Persona


Peeping Tom (Powell, 1960)
Kaja Silverman, “Lost Objects and Mistaken Subjects”


The Most Dangerous Game (Pichel & Shoedsack, 1932)
Thierry Kuntzel, “The Film-Work, 2”


Alien (Scott, 1979)
Lacques Lacan, The Ethics of Psychoanalysis
Slavoj Žižek, “Troubles with the Real: Alien


The Silence of the Lambs (Demme, 1991)
Mary Ann Doane, “Film and the Masquerade: Theorizing the Female Spectator”


Cat People (Tourneur, 1942)
Deborah Linderman, “Cinematic Abreaction: Tourneur’s Cat People


Moonlight (Jenkins, 2016)
Sigmund Freud, “Observations on Transference Love”