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Posts Tagged ‘ mental-health ’

Suicide Room (Poland)


Homosexuality, bullying and suicide. The former should not be associated with the latter two, but alas, it often is. The question becomes why people fear that which they see as different, and subsequently why the reaction to these differences is often perpetuated through violent actions, both mental and physical. While minor improvements have been made in the modern world to prevent such vicious acts of degradation that result in unnecessary deaths, there are still places where even the idea of homosexuality leads to cruel treatment and crippling isolation. Such is the case of Dominik (Jakub Gierszal) in the Polish drama Suicide Room. Continue reading

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Black Swan


Advertising for a complex film must be a difficult task. On the one hand you have to highlight an aspect of the film that will draw an audience. On the other, you don’t want to give too much or choose the wrong feature that may turn people away. Black Swan, for me, had a double-sided advertising – trailers vs. word-of-mouth – campaign much like the story itself. Continue reading

Girl, Interrupted


Psychology and the diagnosing of mental illnesses is a fairly modern practice in comparison with other sciences such as Biology and Chemistry. That being said, immense progress has been made in just the past fifty years that has revolutionized how we view personality traits and behavioral mannerisms. In Girl, Interrupted, we are shown the beginning stages of diagnostic mental illness in the famous Claymoore institution. Continue reading

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