Abnormal Psychology Movie Paper...

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  1. phungy macrumors 68020

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    So I have to write a paper on a movie that exhibits abnormal psychology (Fight Club won't be accepted).

    Any suggestions?
     
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    Didn't Kubrik's Mechanical Orange have something to do with this? (I saw it like a million years ago, so I may be waaay off)
     
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    Butterfly Effect? Hannibal? Silence of the Lambs? Gothika?
     
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    Vertigo
    Psycho
    Adaptation
    Donnie Darko
    A Beautiful Mind
    Garden State
    Manhunter
    Taxi Driver
    Red Dragon
    Hannibal
    Dr. Strangelove
    Naked Lunch
    Sunset Boulevard
    Se7en
    American History X



    and when i think of more i will add them
     
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    a clockwork orange? yes.
     
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    Psycho????
    12 Monkeys
    Girl Interupted
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    Anything by the Farelly Brothers
     
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    Silence of the Lambs was the first one that came to mind
     
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    I thought about Gothika, but isn't it more paranormal?
     
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    That's the one (I translated the title literally from spanish :p)
     
  11. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    The only problem is, phungy may want to stay away from the horror movie ones. I personally have not seen a Hannibal Lector movie, nor do I care too. The eeriness and the topic of cannibalism is just....*shudders*
     
  12. phungy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Wow...

    Wow! Thanks guys, I don't know why I didn't think of these. Guess I had a mind block or something but great suggestions. I love most of them too. Now comes the tough part, choosing which one :D
     
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    Depending on when it's due, you may want to watch all of them to decide. :p
     
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    How about "Stir of Echoes", or something like that, with Kevin Bacon.

    8MM?

    Basic Instinct

    Fatal Attraction

    Falling Down

    (and I'm not even a Michael Douglas fan! )
     
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    You might want to buy a few pounds of popcorn :p
     
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    i think something that moves away from looking at "traditional" abnormal psychology (like "Psycho") to something that looks at a more obtuse or tangential kind of abnormal psychology (like "Dr. Strangelove" - "there is no fighting in the war room!") would be a much harder, but much better paper to write.
     
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    I kind of think it's both. There are certainly some psychological elements to the movie (Halle Berry is a psychologist who is presumed to have gone off the deep end). But may or may not be the best movie for what phungy is looking for.
     
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    True, true...

    Second thought (after thinking about it) :rolleyes:

    Rain Man
     
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    Yeah, great movie though.
     
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    I agree he should stay away from using the movie Psycho, as a teacher discussing abnormal psychology, Psycho would be on the list of do not write, if you do automatic F as I could not stand reading thousands of papers about Psycho (granted I'm sure they're mostly read by TAs). But if there are five TA's for a teacher, and 400, 500 students in a class...ouch.
     
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    I can't. The stuff gives me headaches bad enough I get nauseated and pepto bismol does nothing to help. :(
     
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    Teacher Assistant ??
     
  24. phungy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Holy crap! Thanks alot!

    Thank you everyone for the help, much appreciated!
     

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