History FreudianExcuse / Film

22nd Apr '17 3:42:15 PM Golondrina
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* On the [[ItWasHisSled sled]] symbolism in ''Film/CitizenKane'', OrsonWelles remarked: "It's a gimmick, really, and rather dollar-book Freud."

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* On the [[ItWasHisSled sled]] symbolism in ''Film/CitizenKane'', OrsonWelles Creator/OrsonWelles remarked: "It's a gimmick, really, and rather dollar-book Freud."
12th Apr '17 9:42:22 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Deconstructed in ''Film/FunnyGames'', in which the male victim asks the two tormentors why they are hurting his family. GenreSavvy as the are, the villains poke fun at the father, coming up with various reasons like one of them being a child of divorce which made him become [[DepravedHomosexual a queer and a crook]] or him having five siblings with all of them being drug addicts while his father was TheAlcoholic. None of this was true as they immediately point out.

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* Deconstructed in ''Film/FunnyGames'', in which the male victim asks the two tormentors why they are hurting his family. GenreSavvy as the are, the The villains poke fun at the father, coming up with various reasons like one of them being a child of divorce which made him become [[DepravedHomosexual a queer and a crook]] or him having five siblings with all of them being drug addicts while his father was TheAlcoholic. None of this was true as they immediately point out.
18th Mar '17 3:35:30 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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** Furthermore, he did crashland in a ''prison'' and was raised by ''criminals,'' (incidentally, they were actually pretty nice to him.) He grew up surrounded by evil and it was pretty much all he knew.

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** Furthermore, he did crashland in a ''prison'' and was raised by ''criminals,'' (incidentally, they were actually pretty nice to him.) He grew up surrounded by evil (well, [[AffablyEvil criminality]] anyway) and it was pretty much all he knew.
19th Feb '17 11:42:19 AM rva98014
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* A non-villainous example is present in ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}''. [[spoiler:After Nick Wilde was tormented at the Junior Ranger Scouts for being a predator species, he lived the life of a sly con artist, living up to the stereotype of foxes.]]
** Judy's [[InnocentBigot inhibited prejudices]] towards foxes comes from what happened during the AMinorKidroduction; She stood up to a fox bully that was tormenting some younger kids, and he [[WouldHitAGirl responded by giving her a brutal beating while clawing half of her face and mocking her for thinking she could become more than a "dumb bunny"]]. It affected her a lot more then she's willing to admit, [[spoiler: and she's forced to confront what it did to her psyche when her InnocentlyInsensitive comments towards predators at the press conference caused a ThirdActMisunderstanding between her and Nick]].
5th Feb '17 2:46:58 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Malevolent'' (2002), an aspiring serial killer starts stalking a police officer (Lou Diamond Philips) and tries to [[FrameUp frame him for several murders]], as well as following a stripper while pretending to be her ex-husband. The cop eventually figures out his identity and realizes that he's one of his father's former patients looking for revenge, a brilliant kid from a wealthy family who was committed after an extremely messed up youth. Specifically, his mother (a b-movie actress and pin-up model) carried on an [[ParentalIncest incestuous relationship with her son]] before they were found out by her husband, who then killed his wife and himself in a MurderSuicide.

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* In ''Malevolent'' ''Film/{{Malevolent}}'' (2002), an aspiring serial killer starts stalking a police officer (Lou Diamond Philips) and tries to [[FrameUp frame him for several murders]], as well as following a stripper while pretending to be her ex-husband. The cop eventually figures out his identity and realizes that he's one of his father's former patients looking for revenge, a brilliant kid from a wealthy family who was committed after an extremely messed up youth. Specifically, his mother (a b-movie actress and pin-up model) carried on an [[ParentalIncest incestuous relationship with her son]] before they were found out by her husband, who then killed his wife and himself in a MurderSuicide.
8th Jan '17 9:40:04 AM nombretomado
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* Syndrome from TheIncredibles technically has one, but it's [[DisproportionateRetribution not very good]]. Essentially, the superhero he idolized as a kid wouldn't let him be his sidekick. That's it. [[SarcasmMode Surely a good reason to murder every superhero in the world]].

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* Syndrome from TheIncredibles ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' technically has one, but it's [[DisproportionateRetribution not very good]]. Essentially, the superhero he idolized as a kid wouldn't let him be his sidekick. That's it. [[SarcasmMode Surely a good reason to murder every superhero in the world]].
31st Dec '16 5:29:43 AM upupandaway42
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* As revealed in ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', the whole worldview of Comicbook/LexLuthor in the ''DCExtendedUniverse'' is due to his upbringing. Lex's father, Alexander Luthor Snr., was an [[AbusiveParents abusive jerk]], who [[VillainWithGoodPublicity hid behind the facade]] of a good family man. Luthor Senior used his son as a business ploy (claiming he named his company after Lex and encouraging investors to "write checks for Lex") while behind closed doors he beat (and possibly did worse to) Lex. Unsuprisingly, this upbringing did a number on Lex's psyche, which only gets worse when Comicbook/{{Superman}} appears, as Lex hates Superman, partly becase Superman challenges Lex's beliefs that anyone with power cannot truly be selfless and innocent, and partly due to anger that there was no-one to save ''him'' when he was a child.
--> '''Lex''': No man in the sky intervened when I was a boy to deliver me from Daddy's fist and abominations. I figured out way back if God is all-powerful, He cannot be all good. And if He is all good, then He cannot be all-powerful. And neither can you be.
19th Dec '16 5:13:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Malevolent'' (2002), an aspiring serial killer starts stalking a police officer (Lou Diamond Philips) and tries to [[FrameUp frame him for several murders]], as well as following a stripper while pretending to be her ex-husband. The cop eventually figures out his identity and realizes that he's one of his father's former patients looking for revenge, a brilliant kid from a wealthy family who was committed after an extremely messed up youth. Specifically, his mother (a b-movie actress and pin-up model) carried on an [[ParentalIncest incestuous relationship with her son]] before they were found out by her husband, who then killed his wife and himself in a MurderSuicide.
21st Oct '16 7:46:27 PM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMen'':

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* ''Film/XMen'':''Film/XMenFilmSeries'':
14th Oct '16 9:31:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* Played in the 2005 film ''Film/SkyHigh''. Sue became an evil supervillian bent on turning all the superheroes into infants because she was put in the Sidekicks class.

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* Played in the 2005 film ''Film/SkyHigh''.''Film/SkyHigh2005''. Sue became an evil supervillian bent on turning all the superheroes into infants because she was put in the Sidekicks class.
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