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Film & Television

Filming the Mind: Mental Illness in the Movies

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

On the whole, however, mental states are very difficult to put on film for obvious reasons, and it takes very good writing and even better acting to do it well. Furthermore, it’s hard to understand mental illness from the outside and Hollywood’s need to oversimplify things for dramatic reasons can have negative consequences.

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