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PROJECTIONS: Psychoanalysis of Stanley Kubrick films - 6 week evening class
Mon, 7 Nov 2016, 19:00 – Mon, 12 Dec 2016, 21:00 GMT
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.