VILLAINY ON THE COUCH: DISCUSSING THE JOKER AND ANTON CHIGURH IN TERMS OF THEIR PSYCHOPATHOLOGY AND LIFE ATTITUDE

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The “On the Couch” series is compiled by several articles focusing on individual movie characters which are analyzed in terms of psychology, philosophy, literature and art.

TW: Discussion of ASD (Antisocial Personality Disorder)

In this essay I will compare and contrast two of the most notorious villains of all time: Heath Ledger’s Joker in Batman: The Dark Knight (2008, dir. Christopher Nolan) and Javier Bardem’s Anton Chigurh in No Country For Old Men (2007, dir. Coen Brothers). I will discuss their psychological identity and life stance drawing from psychiatry as well as the philosophical/political analyses of nihilism and anarchy. Continue reading “VILLAINY ON THE COUCH: DISCUSSING THE JOKER AND ANTON CHIGURH IN TERMS OF THEIR PSYCHOPATHOLOGY AND LIFE ATTITUDE”

PIERROT/FERDINAND (*) ON THE COUCH: THE PORTRAIT OF AN “ABSURDIST” MOCK-HAMLET

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The “On the Couch” series is compiled by several articles focusing on individual movie characters which are analyzed in terms of psychology, philosophy, literature and art. Continue reading “PIERROT/FERDINAND (*) ON THE COUCH: THE PORTRAIT OF AN “ABSURDIST” MOCK-HAMLET”