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ERIC Number: EJ1023546
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1521-0960
Into the Cuckoo's Nest: "Silver Linings Playbook" and Movies about Odd People
Beck, Bernard
Multicultural Perspectives, v15 n4 p209-212 2013
Odd people have always been identified and often treated differently in human societies. In modern times, they have been described as being afflicted with a psychological condition to be treated by specialists and assigned to a "crazy" category by general society. Movies about such odd people have a long history. A recent movie, "Silver Linings Playbook," presents a picture of mental patients displaying symptoms, but accepted into their home community. A pair of them shows the beginnings of a subcultural community among "odd people," a version that has not been seen before.
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Language: English
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