Psychoanalysis has been tormenting society with its uncomfortable conclusions about your mum for the last century. It has had a huge influence on film, giving filmmakers the opportunity to explore the dark dank recesses of the human psyche while still entertaining with vague references to “penis envy” and “momma’s boy”. We here at Best For Film have dedicated our lives to reducing entire film genres, movements and occasionally random objects (like glasses, or zoos) into easy-to-read lists, and as such we have launched a new blog series, starting with this one: Psychoanalysis in 10 Easy Films.
Viggo Mortensen has earned himself a reputation as one of the better leading men in Hollywood , and particularly as his newfound status as David Cronenberg’s muse in films like A History of Violence and A Dangerous Method. Often playing enigmatic and charismatic characters, shrouded with mystery and an epic backstory, does the same apply to Mortensen himself? In honour of his role in this week’s On The Road, let’s find out!
No Keira in this one then?
Yay for disgusting!
The master of body horror turns his transformative talents to the mind in this story of sex, neurosis and academic one-upmanship. Michael Fassbender makes founding analytic psychology look as easy as falling off a log (which probably subliminally represents the penis), and – gasp! – Keira Knightley’s actually quite good. Analyse THAT, Viggo.
The 12th of October draws ever nearer, and every day the tingle in our hearts (and pants) gets more alarming. The 55th BFI London Film Festival has announced its full programme, and there are SPOILS TO BE ENJOYED! Sit back, take in our highlights and cancel your ASDA delivery – it’s time to start saving…
Has George produced a floater or a sinker?