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American Imago (2004) - Eighty Years of Dream Sequences: A Cinematic Journey Down Freud's "Royal Road"




Brandell discusses how dreams and dream-interpretation have been depicted in four films from the 1920s through the 1990s: G. W. Pabst's Secrets of the Soul (1926), Alfred Hitchcock's Spellbound (1945), Frank Perry's David and Lisa (1962), and Terry Gilliam's Twelve Monkeys (1995). He deftly suggests that their changing attitudes toward dreams mirror at least approximately the transformations undergone by psychoanalytic theory over the eighty-year period he surveys.