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Episode 19. Devoured: Eating Disorders in Black Swan (2010) and Drag Me To Hell (2009)

Sept. 24, 2014

Alex and Andrea explore the history, treatment and perception of eating disorders through Darren Aronofsky’s Oscar winning film Black Swan and Sam Raimi’s return to the horror genre, Drag Me To Hell. REQUIRED READING Black Swan. Dir Darren Aronofsky. 2010. [DVD] Drag Me To Hell. Dir Sam Raimi. 2009. [Blu-ray] EXTRA CREDIT A History of Eating Disorders. A general overview of the history of the disease and different methods of treatment. What if anorexia wasn’t a disorder, but a passion? A new reading on rethinking the way that anorexia is treated and thought of. Body Refractions – Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan. An academic article examining the use of doubling, mirroring and lust in Black Swan. Sam Raimi Interview, Drag Me To Hell. The director discusses his return to horror and the morality behind the film. LISTEN Right click or option-click here and choose “Save Target As…” to download the mp3.

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