Jane’s favorite authors and books. 

Cinemashrink in-depth film essays draw upon all these authors and many more.  Each is a delight in their own right, endlessly interesting and meant to stimulate further investigation. I’ve read every author many times in many different formats and recommend you look for them wherever they write. Every book I own is filled with post-its for finding what I know I will forget and to savor what I know I will discover anew when I return.  They’re all that good.  Dig in. 

Cinema Tie-Ins to Myth, Perception and Psychology

The Presence of the Feminine in Film, John Beebe and Virgina Apperson

Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, Peter Biskind

Jacking In To the Matrix Franchise, Ed.. William Doty

From Reverence to Rape, Molly Haskell

Illuminating Shadows, Geoffrey Hill

Pauline Kael For Keeps, Pauline Kael

Psychoanalysis and Cinema, Ed., Ann Kaplan

Blood Cinema, Marsha Kinder

A Flickering Reality, F. David Peat

Chick Flicks, Ruby Rich

Enjoy Your Symptoms, Slajov Zizek

Finding Myth in Film

Ring of Power, Jean Shinoda Bolen

The Hero with a Thousand Faces, John Campbell

Myths to Live By, Joseph Campbell

Once Upon a Midlife, Allan Chinen

Mythography, William Doty

Tracking the Gods; The Place of Myth in Modern Life, James Hollis

The Soul of Popular Culture, Ed., Mary Lynn Kittelson

The Inner Story, Helen Luke

The Cry for Myth, Rollo May

Descent to the Goddess, Sylvia Perera

The Writers Journey, Christopher Vogler

From the Beast to the Blonde, Marina Warner

Six Myths of our Time, Marina Warner

Visualizing Realities of Movement, Time and Space in Film

Visual Thinking, Rudolf Arnheim

Mind and Nature, Gregory Bateson

Ways of Seeing, John Berger

Flow, The Psychology of Optimal Experience, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Trance, Art and Creativity, John Curtis Gowan

A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking

The Doors of Perception, Aldous Huxley

The Primacy of Perception, Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Common Ground in Psychology and Film

Composing a Life, Mary Catherine Bateson

Integrity in Depth, John Beebe

The Creation of Consciousness, Edward F. Edinger

Symbols of Transformation, C.G. Jung (all and everything, including The Red Book)

Woman and Nature, Susan Griffin

The Last Gift of Time, Carolyn Heilbrun

Healing Fiction, James Hillman

Transformation, Robert A. Johnson

Writing for Your Life, Deena Metzger

The Heroine’s Journey, Maureen Murdock

Awakening Heroes Within, Carol Pearson

Projection and Re-collection, Marie Louise Von Franz

The Feminist Legacy of Karen Horney, Marcia Westkott

The Symbolic Quest, Edward Whitmont