Screen Obsession & Mental Entanglement Revisited

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https://www.academia.edu/37660395/SCREEN_OBSESSION_AND_MENTAL_ENTANGLEMENT

CINEMA AND TELEVISION RECLUSION

MISCELLANEOUS REVIEWS FROM FEBRUARY 2, 2016 TO OCTOBER 27, 2018

Cinema and television are obsessional for me and there is no way to get out of this Post Screen Obsessional Stress Syndrome. I enjoy it so much I could not survive without my dose every day.

I found the best description of this obsession in Marshall McLuhan and his extensions of man’s psyche, nervous system, mind and body. The cinema has become a way to discover the world the way it is where I cannot go and in its past reality and its future dystopia or utopia.

It provides me with a main way to think and meditate in an all-sensorial approach of life. I mean all my senses are at work in such an experience, not the way McLuhan says about television (all your senses have to agree and feel comfortable with what they see at once from the very start) but in my own way: all senses are active all the time on high alert and intensively connected with my thinking virtual device, my mind and my knowledge.

It is also the way to experience very deep feelings, emotions, even passions and fears within the time frame of that experience knowing that when the watching comes to an end this intense state of excitement will reach its own closure, though I can reopen it any time by plugging myself into another film, another episode of another series.

I have here collected several chapters centering on one series or one filmmaker or any other unitary element. Some of these chapters are in fact short introductions with links to full files in the cloud. You just have to click on the links to go to the files. I have also collected more than ninety reviews of independent films or series not covered here. This set of more than ninety reviews is in free open access on Academia.edu at https://www.academia.edu/37660324/Screen_obsession_REVIEWS

Olliergues, France, October 27, 2018

Research Interests:

Television Studies, Cinema, Marshall McLuhan, Reclusión, Screen obsession et Mental entanglement

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Table of Contents

ONE à SUPERNATURAL, CAR CHASE OR JOY RIDE? Dr. Jacques COULARDEAU & Ivan EVE, Illustrations Annunzio COULARDEAU, Kindle ebook (Amazon) PAGE 4

TWO : LARS VON TRIER, TEN TITLES ELEVEN FILMS OR SERIES, AN OVERLOOK, POLITICALLY CONTROVERSIAL OR SEXUALLY AND EXPERIENTIALLY PARANOID, ANTISEMITE OR SOCIALLY IRRESPONSIBLE, Dr. Jacques COULARDEAU (link to Internet page) PAGE 6

THREE : TIM BURTON — SEVENTEEN FILMS A VOYAGE TO EREWHYNA INSTEAD OF EREWHON, Dr. Jacques Coulardeau (link to Internet page) PAGE 8

FOUR : Sweeney Todd For Ever, Dr. Jacques Coulardeau (link to Internet page) PAGE 11

FIVE : TIMOTHY OLYPHANT — JUSTIFED, Dr. Jacques Coulardeau (link to Internet page) PAGE 14

SIX : DEXTER, EIGHT BOOKS AND EIGHT SEASONS AND THE AUTHOR IS PROUD. HE MANAGED TO KILL DEXTER IN THE MOST AWKWARD WAY POSSIBLE LIKE A REAL AMATEURISH ASSASSIN ! ! ! Dr. Jacques COULARDEAU, Dexter’s Death is a Cope Out (link to Internet page) PAGE 17

SEVEN : DOWNTON ABBEY, BRITISH TO THE DEEPEST ROOTS, Dr. Jacques COULARDEAU (link to Internet page) PAGE 20

EIGHT : Stephen King — Under the Dome — A Military-Industrial X-File Plot, Dr. Jacques COULARDEAU (link to Internet page) PAGE 23

NINE : Harry Potter LIMITLESS — BORDER FREE — DEBONDED, Dr. Jacques COULARDEAU + Daniel Radcliffe in Equus on Broadway (link-s to Internet page) PAGE 26

TEN : BRUNO DUMONT, IL RESTERA TOUJOURS LES 40 VOLEURS, Dr. Jacques COULARDEAU (link to Internet page) PAGE 29

ELEVEN : 20 GOOD REASONS TO BE NOSTALGIC IN THE SUMMER, ROBIN WILLIAMS AND MANY MORE, LOST IN A PRISON BREAK, Dr. Jacques COULARDEAU (link to Internet page) PAGE 31

TWELVE : TWO SERIES AND TWO FILMS FOR HOT SULTRY SUMMER EVENINGS Dr. Jacques COULARDEAU (link to Internet page) PAGE 34

THIRTEEN : THE 7 REASONS WHY AMAZON IS SUCCESSFUL IN VIDEO STREAMING! BOSCH — FIRST SEASON — 2015; BOSCH — SECOND SEASON — 2016; BOSCH — THIRD SEASON — 2017; BOSCH FOURTH SEASON — 2017; PHILIP K. DICK — THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE — 1962; THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, FRANK SPOTNITZ — PHILIP K. DICK –TV SERIES — 2015; Dr. Jacques COULARDEAU PAGE 37 FULL FILE

FOURTEEN : Dr. Jacques COULARDEAU, A la rencontre de Jean COCTEAU, Jean COCTEAU revisited, The Godfather of my class in high school, Le parrain de ma promotion d’École Normale, JAMAIS TROP TARD POUR BIEN FAIRE, NEVER TOO LATE TO DO GOOD PAGE 57 FULL FILE

SOMMAIRE

  1. JEAN COCTEAU — LE SANG D’UN POÈTE — 1933 — (non disponible sauf sur l’Internet) — SCÉNARIO — EDITIONS DU ROCHER — 1999
  2. JEAN COCTEAU — JEAN DELANNOY — JEAN MARAIS — L’ÉTERNEL RETOUR — 1943
  3. JEAN COCTEAU — LES PARENTS TERRIBLES — 1948
  4. JEAN COCTEAU — JEAN-PIERRE MELVILLE — LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES — 1950
  5. JEAN COCTEAU — JEAN MARAIS — ORPHÉE — 1950
  6. JEAN COCTEAU — JEAN MARAIS — LE TESTAMENT D’ORPHÉE — 1959
  7. JEAN COCTEAU — JOSÉE DAYAN — LES PARENTS TERRIBLES — 2003
  8. JEAN COCTEAU — ANTHOLOGIE — ŒUVRE ENREGISTRÉE — FRÉMEAUX ET ASSOCIÉS

FIFTEEN : CHARLIE CHAPLIN — LES LUMIÈRES DE LA VILLE — 1931–1988; CHARLIE CHAPLIN — CITY LIGHTS — 1931–1988; RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH — CHAPLIN; CHARLES CHAPLIN — A KING IN NEW YORK; CHARLIE CHAPLIN — LIMELIGHT — 1952 PAGE 88 FULL FILE

SIXTEEN : Sickening rewriting of Little Red Riding Hood by the Donald; MARGARET ATWOOD’S RED RIDING PROPHET; A FEMINIST CRY IN THE DENSEST COLD WAR SITUATION; MARGARET ATWOOD — THE HANDMAID’S TALE — 1985; MARGARET ATWOOD — HAROLD PINTER — FAYE DUNAWAY — THE HANDMAID’S TALE — 1990; POUL RUDERS — TJENERINDENS FORTAELLING — THE HANDMAID’S TALE — MICHAEL SCHONWANDT — ROYAL DANISH THEATER — 2000; Chris Garrard’s musical adaptation, January 2013, three highlights on Youtube; THE HANDMAID’S TALE — SEASON 1–2017; Dr. Jacques COULARDEAU PAGE 96 FULL FILE

APPENDIX : THE REVIEWS PAGE 124 FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS

Illustrations cover page and last page Annunzio Coulardeau, (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005796257934)

Written by

Dr Jacques COULARDEAU, PhD in Germanic Linguistics (University Lille III) and ESP Teaching (University Bordeaux II) has been teaching all types of ESP

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