People Like Ourselves: Portrayals of Mental Illness in the Movies


Jacqueline Noll Zimmerman

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Format: EPUB

Page count: 184 pages

File size: 1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Little has been written, however, about the ability of movies to portray mental illness sympathetically and accurately. Zimmerman fills that void with a close look at mental illness in more than seventy American movies, beginning with classics such as The Snake Pit and Now, Voyager and including such contemporary successes as A Beautiful Mind and As Good as It Gets.