Robert T. Eberwein uses a hypothesis from psychoanalytic theory to explore the frequently noticed similarity between dreaming and watching a film. His comprehensive study of the relationship between films and dreams explains the film screen as a psychic structure.
Originally published in 1984.
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Table of Contents:
- FrontMatter, pg. i
- Contents, pg. vii
- List of Illustrations, pg. ix
- Acknowledgments, pg. xiii
- Introduction, pg. 3
- Part One. THE DREAM SCREEN, pg. 9
- Section 1. A TAXONOMY OF DREAMS, pg. 53
- Section 2. MANIFEST DREAM SCREENS, pg. 91
- Section 3. THE RETROACTIVE MODE, pg. 140
- Conclusion, pg. 192
- Notes, pg. 194
- Bibliography, pg. 221
- Index, pg. 239