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Psychoanalysis is:
The collection of ideas genereated from Froids ideas about the subconcious.
Hal Foster (year)
Hal Foster (ideas) (2)
the Death Drive,
the compulosion to repeat the uncanny --> Horror
Jung (time)
Pre 1970s
Jung (theory)
Achetype Theory idea or image that has been central to human existence and inherited physically from the species by the individual. Shadow.
 Anima(womanly side of men) animus (manly side of women)
 Subjectivity is unchanging
Freud and Lacan- what they talked about and why it was important
Subjectivity was complex

The two most influential psychoanalysts
Lacan (specifiacally talkned about)
The Narcistic ego - Took Freud’s idea of the divided self as the basis of the formation of subjectivity. Ex. Oedipal complex
Freud main ideas
id, ego, super ego -- suppression

two way relationship with mother, triadic, dydadic

ex of boy,
ex of girl,
Oedipus complex
What do surrelists do?
explore the unconscious of film text
Creed - critiques on psychoanalytiv theory
o A historical – familiarity as a projection – view might change (culture)
o Ideal male passive spectator – too theoretical and not accounting for individual differences/subjectivities
o Male control over female representation (fetishization of female)
o Male dominated culture
o No account on race, class, colour, age or sexual preference
o Not based on reliable data
o Exerted powerful influence on models of spectatorship theory/ apparatus theory
 Baudry’s model – male is passive
 Mulvey – spectator male active
Mulveus thoughts on phychoanalytic theory
• Female form is threatening
o Sternburg and Hitchcock
o Male protagonist could deal with the threat by
 Subjecting woman to his sadistic gaze and punish her for being different
 Deny her difference and fetishize her body by overvaluing a part of her body such as her legs
• Narrative endings of films almost always punished the threatening woman – the voyeuristic gaze
• Within the system there is no place for women. Her difference represents lack.
• Apparatus theory was part of a long western tradition where the male was positioned as the norm thus denying possibility of a place for woman