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Re: The Singing Detective, if you have seen the film please reply!!

just wondering about this question that was asked.

i thought of "in dreams". Vivienne was such a troubled person (if a bit psychotic!)

do you think he may have suffered from schizophrenia?

after all he had a childhood trauma which i think contributed to his condition.

the ending was what made me ask whether he was suffering from a mental disorder such as schizophrenia or some other condition.

this is also another movie you should see even though it is a bit creepy. robert was once again outstanding.

cheers
fiona

Country australia

Age (opt) feel 18!

Re: The Singing Detective, if you have seen the film please reply!!

Actually, Dan Dark suffered from acute psoriatic arthritis, a disease so painful that it causes hallucinations and delusions. Mel Gibson as the shrink tries to help Dark cope and find his way back to mental stability as his treatment progresses, unearthing childhood traumas that contributed to the breakdown in his marriage in the process. So, a good film for looking at the psychiatric process, but I have to agree that "The Soloist" would be a better example for your report. I believe "In Dreams" is more about a sociopathic personality emerging from an abusive childhood and extreme trauma.

Country USA