Articles on Film and Television

“The Trauma is Out There: Historical Disjunctions and the Posttraumatic Narrative as Process in The X-Files,” in Mythologies of Violence in Postmodern Media.  Ed.  Christopher Sharrett (Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press; October, 1999).

Back to the Future I and II: Re-Creationism, Repetition and Perversity in the Time Travel Romance,” Psychoanalytic Review, 85, 6(1998): 953 – 974.

“Boys in Space: Star Trek, Latency and The NeverEnding Story,” Cinema Journal, Vol. 35, No. 2 (Winter, 1996): 43-60.  This paper was reprinted in an expanded version in Enterprise Zones: Critical Positions on Star Trek. Ed.  Taylor Harrison, Sarah Projansky, Kent A.  Uno, and   Elyce Rae Helford (Boulder: Westview Press, 1996), 189-210.

“Beyond the Yellow Brick Road: The Reconstitution of the Maternal Past in Peggy Sue Got Married,” Psychoanalytic Review, 83, 6(1996): 891-911.

“The Beam That Fell and Other Crises in The Maltese Falcon,” in The Maltese Falcon.  Ed.  William Luhr  (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers, 1995), 181-202.

“Well, I Guess I Must Make You Nervous: Woman and the Space of Alien³,” PostScript, 14, 1&2(1994-95): 45-58.

“The Sight of Difference,” in Re-Viewing British Cinema 1900-1992:  Essays and Interviews.  Ed.  Wheeler Dixon (New York: SUNY, 1994), 177-194.

The Crying Game,” Society for Philosophic Study of Contemporary Visual Arts, IV, 1(February, 1994): 11-12.

“That Hurts!:  Humor and Sadomasochism in Lolita,” Journal of Film and Video, 46, 2(1994): 3-18.

“To Be Real: Shame, Envy and the Reflections of Self in Masquerade,” Discourse, 15, 2(Winter 1992-93): 80-93.

“The Look Back in ET,” Cinema Journal, 31, 4(1992): 25-41.

“OUTATIME:  Re-Creationism and the Adolescent Experience in Back to the Future,” Psychoanalytic Review, 77, 4(1990): 587- 608.

“Aliens Among Us: A Representation of Children in Science Fiction,” Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 37(1989): 737 – 760.

Alien Within, Aliens Without: The Primal Scene and the Return to the Repressed,” American Imago, 45(1988): 337-358.

18 thoughts on “Articles on Film and Television”

  1. hello , mind if I ask you to simple question. 1 did you ever spend time in Michigan? you wrote about the UP which got me to read the book. I loved the story but I get my book for Library of the blind and visual impaired . they have not added shadows yet which is killing me . do you now about the BARD system or the audio books for the blind or visual handicap ?

  2. Hey, there! so glad you liked the book! Yeah, I’ve spent quite a bit of time in the U.P. Love it up there, and there’s nothing quite as spectacular as Lake Superior. I don’t know about the BARD system, although wouldn’t audiobooks for the blind/visually handicapped be the same as anything available through Audible or any of the other audiobooks companies?
    Sorry to hear about SHADOWS not being in your library yet. Blah. Which library system are you talking? I think you should harrass them 😉

  3. Dear IlisaJBrick,
    Your books (the ashes trilogy) are AMAZING! It said on the front of the book ‘AS GOOG AS THE HUNGER GAMES OR YOUR MONEY BACK’. I sure did not want my money back! If you are going to do films of the ashes could you keep me informed, because I would be very interested in auditioning. You are an incredible author and, I wish I was as imaginative as you.

  4. Thanks, Hayley! I’m so glad you liked the trilogy–and, boy, would I love it someone wanted to make movies or a TV series. Fingers and toes crossed that some year SOMEONE wakes up 😉

  5. Dear Ilsa, I’m afraid I’ve fallen madly in love with your works, especially the Ashes series. There’s no going back now. You’ve captivated me entirely.

  6. Hi my daughter recommended Ashes to me to read & having got to the bit after the first emp & she gets her sense of smell back, I realised I have seen a film exactly the same! Please can you tell me if a film has been made of your book or have I dreamt this!
    Feeling confused from England 🙂

  7. Nope, never seen the film, doesn’t ring a bell. I based this on my own experiences dealing with patients, and the science of it. 🙂

  8. Hi Ilsa! I have read your Ashes trilogy three times! You are very talented and I love your writing and imagination, and take on if an EMP would ever happen. I know you have been asked this before, but do you have any news for the possibility of a movie on this trilogy? Thank you for your time, Amy 🙂

  9. Well, thank you, Amy! I’m so glad you like this trilogy.

    As for a movie . . . oh, boy, do I wish. What is WRONG with Hollywood? It just boggles the mind what gets made into movies nowadays…and ASHES isn’t one of them! But, if it ever happens, trust me: I will make a LOT of noise 😉

  10. I agree wholeheartedly with earlier posts on the ASHES trilogy. It was amazing! We purchased the set for our library and the students as well as the staff are eating them up. I have my fingers crossed in hopes for a movie being made.

  11. Oh, thank you, Wendy! You know, while movies or a TV series would be super, the fact that people are reading the books is what writing’s all about. So, thank you for spreading the love 🙂

  12. My friend and I are massive fans of the horror/apocalyptic genre so we enjoyed these novels immensely. My friend is a film student and believes that the book would transverse to screen perfectly, it would be great to see something similar to The Hunger Games franchise but for an older age group. Would this be something you would consider?

  13. Well, thanks so much! Sure, I’d be happy to see my books (any of them) made into films or a television series or something, but that’s, unfortunately, not up to me. Some producer or director or star has to read them and then think, WOW!. That hasn’t happened yet, which is a shame because I think the books are kinda unique in the genre. But I’m biased 😉

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