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The trickster in contemporary film

Helena Victor Bassil-Morozow

The trickster in contemporary film

by Helena Victor Bassil-Morozow

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Published by Routledge in London, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cross-cultural studies,
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Movements / Jungian,
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies,
  • Tricksters in motion pictures,
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health,
  • Tricksters

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [182]-187) and index.

    StatementHelena Bassil-Morozow
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN1995.9.T78 B37 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 196 p. ;
    Number of Pages196
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25156525M
    ISBN 109780415574655, 9780415574662
    LC Control Number2011014006

    Most world literature contains the archetype of the trickster. Carl Jung says this character archetype is cunning and foolish (). He is known for breaking the rules of society. From Greek mythology to Bugs Bunny, this archetype lives through time as either a malicious or comical figure. One of the most well known tricksters comes from the Bible – Satan. He is the . Wild/livesdraws on myth, popular culture and analytical psychology to trace the machinations of 'trickster' in contemporary film and television. This archetypal energy traditionally gravitates toward liminal spaces physical locations and shifting states of mind.

    "This book discusses the role of the trickster figure in contemporary film against the cultural imperatives and social issues of modernity and postmodernity, and argues that cinematic tricksters always reflect psychological, economic and social change in society. It covers a range of films, from Charlie Chaplin's classics such as Modern Times () and The Great Dictator . This book discusses the role of the trickster figure in contemporary film against the cultural imperatives and social issues of modernity and postmodernity, and argues that cinematic tricksters always reflect psychological, economic and social change in society.

      Beetlejuice's ostracism is the result of his anarchic 'supernatural' politics; his mindless rebellion against any mediocrity (both worldly and underworldly) and, ultimately, his powerful unpredictability."-- Helena Bassil-Morozow, The Trickster in . Notes on contributor. Helena Bassil-Morozow is a cultural philosopher and media scholar, lecturing at Glasgow Caledonian University. Her many publications include ‘Tim Burton: The Monster and the Crowd’ (Routledge, ), ‘The Trickster in Contemporary Film’ (Routledge, ), ‘The Trickster and the System: Identity and Agency in Contemporary Society’ Author: Helena Bassil-Morozow.


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Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Trickster in Contemporary cturer: Routledge. This book discusses the role of the trickster figure in contemporary film against the cultural imperatives and social issues of modernity and postmodernity, and argues that cinematic tricksters always reflect psychological, economic and social change in society.4/5(6).

The Trickster is a archetype, part of our unconscious human potential found in everyone and every culture. Jung discovered the Winnebago trickster stories to be rich in material relevant to the psychology of modern humans.

Riding on the carnival trailer that is modern film, The Trickster in Contemporary Film offers a new perspective on. The Trickster in Contemporary Film offers a fresh perspective on the trickster figure not only in cinema but in Western culture in general.

Alongside original film analyses, it touches upon a number of psychosocial issues including sovereignty of the individual, tricksterish qualities of the media, and human relationships in the mercurial.

Book Description. This book discusses the role of the trickster figure in contemporary film against the cultural imperatives and social issues of modernity and postmodernity, and argues that cinematic tricksters always reflect psychological, economic and social change in society.

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The trickster in contemporary film (Book, ) [] The Trickster in Contemporary Film offers a fresh perspective on the trickster figure not only in cinema but in Western culture in general.

Alongside original film analyses, it touches upon a number of psychosocial issues including sovereignty of the individual, tricksterish. In The Trickster and the System: Identity and Agency in Contemporary Society, Helena Bassil-Morozow shows how the trickster can be seen as a metaphor to describe the psycho-anthropological concept of change, an impulse that challenges the existing order of things, a progressive force that is a-structural and anti-structural in its nature.

The trickster figure Reynard the Fox as depicted in an children's book by Michel Rodange. This list of tricksters attests to both the enduring nature of the mythological figure of the trickster and its continued popularity in a variety of media. This book discusses the role of the trickster figure in contemporary film against the cultural imperatives and social issues of modernity and postmodernity, and argues that cinematic tricksters always reflect psychological, economic and social change in society.

It covers a range of films, from Charlie Chaplin's classics such as Modern Times () and The Great Dictator. The trickster figure Reynard the Fox as depicted in an children's book by Michel Rodange In mythology, and in the study of folklore and religion, a trickster is a character in a story (god, goddess, spirit, human, or anthropomorphisation), which exhibits a great degree of intellect or secret knowledge, and uses it to play tricks or.

This book discusses the role of the trickster figure in contemporary film against the cultural imperatives and social issues of modernity and postmodernity, and argues that cinematic tricksters always reflect psychological, economic and social change in society.4/5(5).

To describe The Trickster in Contemporary Film as purely a film studies book would be misleading; yes, it is of great value to film students, but it is so much more. It provides an analysis not only of movie characters but of real life, of the struggle for individual expression in modern society.5/5(1).

Re: contemporary Trickster fiction I also just discovered that Native American writer Gerald Vizenor (who works with Trickster imagery a lot) wrote a book called Griever: An American Monkey King in China, mixing Native American and Chinese mythology.

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Details *. To describe The Trickster in Contemporary Film as purely a film studies book would be misleading; yes, it is of great value to film students, but it is so much more. It provides an analysis not only of movie characters but of real life, of the struggle for individual expression in 5/5(1).

Cultural philosophy, media analysis, film criticism, sociology. This book discusses the role of the trickster figure in contemporary film against the cultural imperatives and social issues of modernity and postmodernity, and argues that cinematic tricksters always reflect psychological, economic and social change in society.

Helena Bassil-Morozow is a cultural philosopher, film scholar and academic writer whose many publications include Tim Burton: The monster and the crowd (Routledge, ) and The Trickster in Contemporary Film (Routledge, ).Helena is currently working on another Routledge project, Jungian Film Studies: The essential guide (co-authored with Luke Hockley).

Guile and Mischief: Tricksters in Literature. the trickster is cast as the hero who uses their wits and guile to out fox the stronger and faster foe. A classic example would be Odysseus, the ancient Greek who used cunning and trickery to fool his enemies and conquer Troy with his wooden horse.

A picture book featuring a west African. List of modern day tricksters This list of tricksters attests to both the enduring nature of the mythological figure of the trickster and its continued popularity in a variety of media.

The trickster, in later folklore or modern popular culture, is a clever, mischievous person or creature, who achieves his or her ends through the use of trickery.The feminine trickster hero in film is a female protagonist who plays her role in the liminal zone of creativity, going against the grain of convention to achieve a high purpose.

She seduces her male consort and us – as her audience – with humor and feminine ingenuity into believing in her power and legitimacy as an enhancing figure in.

The tradition of playing harmless tricks on friends and neighbors goes back hundreds of years, and has been mentioned in literature as far back as in Chaucer’s ‘Nun’s Priest’s Tale’.

Many famous authors have taken their pranking off the page and into real life, as well. Virginia Woolfe participated in the Dreadnought Hoax ofposing with friends as .