schizophrenia

In terms of the tontine of Gaslight and the revolution against the union of toxic ‘gas-lighters’ in your neighbourhood or otherwise and the survivor is Angela Lansbury (1925-). She turned up in Brisbane nearly a decade ago and gave us a rendition of Driving Miss Daisy with the voice of Darth Vader of Star Wars…

Read more David Bowie’s Revenge for Gaslight (1944) in the AC/DC war of The Prestige (Part Two)

*contains spoilers Do you know what my Nietzschean cross to bear has been for the last twenty years and which has been an ordeal of innocence to survive? It is the web of toxic masculinity which exists in my neighbourhood… and the current state of fear by the media gaslighting the population hung-up by governments…

Read more David Bowie’s Revenge for Gaslight (1944) in the AC/DC war of The Prestige (Part One)

“I’ll leave my Supermen to the comic strips,” says Holliman’s character about this supposed Nietzschean murderer whose evolution sees him disrespect the lessons of The Bible and its parables as well as psychology and the law itself. He or she can get away with killing anonymously… Hamilton doesn’t agree but he listens and understands his…

Read more The Nietzschean Superman’s Cross to Bear in The Power (1967) Part Two

*contains spoilers “Fraulein, would you like to watch Die Nibelungen Saga (1924) tonight, or The Power (1967)?,” the Nietzschean Nazi skinhead asked to the gay transgender or transvestite prostitute who he accidentally picked up in a scene right out of The Kinks song Lola… Eddie Murphy gave one “a ride home” one evening! … Yes,…

Read more The Nietzschean Superman’s Cross to Bear in The Power (1967) Part One

*contains spoilers The Linda Blair (1959-) movie Dead Sleep (1990) looks into a part of Australian medical history which should not be forgotten like this movie unfortunately is. The fundamental question of whether a family and the patient themselves should listen and take psychiatric treatment and advice as the gospel truth and not just as…

Read more The Aussie Cult of Actress Linda Blair in Dead Sleep (1990)

*contains spoilers It could be said that writer and director Dennis Potter’s (1935-94 pancreatic cancer) movie Secret Friends (1991) is about the evolution of schizophrenia in the individual from childhood, where the beginnings are laid in the mind and, finally, how it hatches into adolescent or adult madness. It is also about the individual coming…

Read more The Schizophrenic Cult of Director Dennis Potter’s Secret Friends (1991)