PROJECTIONS: Psychoanalysis of Stanley Kubrick films - 6 week evening class
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PROJECTIONS: Psychoanalysis of Stanley Kubrick films - 6 week evening class

PROJECTIONS: Psychoanalysis of Stanley Kubrick films - 6 week evening class

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Genius of cinema Stanley Kubrick was known to relentlessly astound, provoke and inspire audiences; much to the initial bafflement of critics, virtually every one of his projects went on to gain international cult status. The talented director mastered a wide range of genres with an iconic cinematography, dark humour and evocative use of music. Having begun his career as a photographer, Kubrick’s instinctive expertise in constructing the perfect image made him a cinephile favourite; noted for his extreme attention to detail, he assumed total control over most aspects of the filmmaking process. His pictures unfailingly represent an internal, psychological conflict; he believed that the unconscious emotional response of viewers was far more powerful in the film medium than in any other artistic agency. In her latest PROJECTIONS series, MARY WILD will psychoanalytically interpret six Kubrick titles, relying on a variety of theoretical concepts including Oedipus complex, paradox of civilization, the uncanny, linguistic alienation, Superego demands, and primal scene. Stanley Kubrick was fundamentally interested in exploring the duality and contradictions of the human condition; psychoanalysis provides the ideal platform to investigate a world-class cinematic repertoire of power, seduction and fear.

Advance viewing is optional, select scenes and montages will be shown during weekly sessions:
Week 1 – Lolita (1962): A middle-aged college professor becomes infatuated with a teenage girl
Week 2 – 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968): Humanity finds a mysterious alien object buried beneath the Lunar surface
Week 3 – A Clockwork Orange (1971): A charismatic delinquent is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy
Week 4 – The Shining (1980): A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where dark forces influence the father into violence
Week 5 – Full Metal Jacket (1987): A US Marine observes the dehumanizing effects of the Vietnam War on his fellow recruits
Week 6 – Eyes Wide Shut (1999): A New York City doctor embarks on a sexual odyssey following a shocking revelation by his wife
PROJECTIONS is psychoanalysis for film interpretation. PROJECTIONS empowers film spectators to express subjective associations they consider to be meaningful. Expertise in psychoanalytic theory is not necessary - the only prerequisite is the desire to enter and inhabit the imaginary world of film, which is itself a psychoanalytic act. MARY WILD, a Freudian cinephile from Montreal, is the creator of PROJECTIONS.
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