Jungian Reflections within the Cinema: A Psychological Analysis of Sci-Fi and Fantasy Archetypes


Exploring the relevance of Jungian theory as it applies to science fiction, horror and fantasy films, this text demonstrates the remarkable correlation existing between Jung's major archetypes and recurring themes in various film genres. An introduction acquaints readers with basic Jungian theory archetypes before proceeding to film analysis. A diverse selection of movie and television summaries illustrate the relationship between a particular Jungian image and the examined films.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1998