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Houdini: A mind in chains

Bernard C. Meyer

Houdini: A mind in chains

a psychoanalytic portrait

by Bernard C. Meyer

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  • 30 Currently reading

Published by Dutton .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • 1874-1926,
  • Houdini, Harry,
  • Conjuring,
  • Houdini, Harry,

  • The Physical Object
    FormatUnknown Binding
    Number of Pages197
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8227346M
    ISBN 100841504482
    ISBN 109780841504486
    OCLC/WorldCa2151247

    Harry Houdini (), whose real name was Erik Weisz, was one of the most famous magicians and escapologists of all time. He was highly sceptical of the many claims made concerning psychic and paranormal phenomena, which were very popular in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In Harry Houdini was lowered into New York's East River in a crate wrapped in chains. The crowd of spectators gasped; reporters pulled out their stop watches. Houdini was out in less than a.

    Buy Houdini: A Mind in Chains: A Psychoanalytic Portrait by Bernard C. Meyer (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(2). The screenplay was to be penned by veteran author and filmmaker Nicholas Meyer, based on the book Houdini: A Mind in Chains: A Psychoanalytic Portrait by his father, Bernard C. Meyer. Patrizia von Brandenstein and Karl Walter Lindenlaub were also announced as production designer and cinematographer, ed by: Uli Edel.

      History Channel’s take on the storied magician chronicles his life of fame, espionage, and infamous stunts, and is based on the book Houdini: A Mind in Chains: A Psychoanalytic Portrait by Author: Teresa Jue. Meyer, Bernard C. , Houdini: a mind in chains: a psychoanalytic portrait / Bernard C. Meyer Dutton New York Wikipedia Citation Please see Wikipedia's template documentation for .


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Houdini: A mind in chains by Bernard C. Meyer Download PDF EPUB FB2

Houdini: A mind in chains: a psychoanalytic portrait Hardcover – January 1, by Bernard C Meyer (Author) › Visit Amazon's Bernard C Meyer Page.

Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author. Are you an author. Cited by: 1. The reason I read this book is because I watched the Houdini mini series, only two parts, on Netflix. I liked Adrien Brody in this, is was pretty good, entertaining.

The TV thing was written by Nicholas Meyer and based on his fathers book, this book, which was written about 30 years ago/5(5). COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Houdini: A mind in chains: spirit world and would take nothing less that % authenticity according to his own strict standards.

included in the book are the authors psychological explanations for Houdini's drive to be No.1,his secret desire to court danger to the point of self /5(3). This interview with Houdini miniseries screenwriter Nicholas Meyer appeared on Collider back in October.

The website was one of several invited to a special Houdini Seance press event with the screenwriter at The Magic Castle. It gives insight into why Meyer took the job (which had everything to do with his father's book, Houdini: A Mind in Chains), and also why he never became involved in any.

Harry Houdini (/ h uː ˈ d iː n i /; born Erik Weisz, later Ehrich Weiss or Harry Weiss; Ma – Octo ) was a Hungarian-born American illusionist and stunt performer, noted for his sensational escape first attracted notice in vaudeville in the US and then as "Harry 'Handcuff' Houdini" on a tour of Europe, where he challenged police forces to keep him locked of death: Peritonitis.

Now you can perform an ESCAPE made famous by HOUDINI. The magician hands out a chain with two loops on one end and a padlock for examination. The spectator wraps the chain around the magician's wrists and fastens it shut with a padlock.

The Magician escapes and the padlock is still locked shut. Everything can be examined both before and after. Houdini: A Mind in Chains is a "Psychoanalytic Portrait" of Houdini. It's a controversial book as it puts forth some highly Freudian interpretations of Houdini's Milk Can escape (a womb), hints of bondage in his act, and even suggests that Houdini might have suffered from claustrophobia.

To Dr. Meyer, Houdini's life and career were one long continuing reenactment of a few basic themes: parricide, birth, death, and resurrection--""allegorical charades"" in a Family Romance.

The emotional response of an audience as his time ran out on a dangerous trick and suffocation seemed certain (only then did he appear) became an. Houdini: a mind in chains: a psychoanalytic portrait Item Preview Houdini, Harry,Magicians -- Biography Publisher New York: Dutton Collection Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files.

IN COLLECTIONS. Books to Borrow. Books for People with Print : When we think of Harry Houdini, what inevitably comes to mind is the image of an athletic man in underclothes, loaded with chains and escaping from the most unlikely of prisons: a water tank, a safe or a milk jug sealed with padlocks.

Then again, the project is based on a book titled “Houdini: A Mind in Chains: A Psychoanalytic Portrait,” which explains the impulse to put its. The screenplay was to be penned by veteran author and filmmaker Nicholas Meyer, based on the book Houdini: A Mind in Chains: A Psychoanalytic Portrait by his father, Bernard C.

Meyer. Patrizia von Brandenstein and Karl Walter Lindenlaub were also announced as production designer and cinematographer, of episodes: 2 (list of episodes). Harry Houdini, original name Erik Weisz, (born MaBudapest [see Researcher’s Note]—died OctoDetroit, Michigan, U.S.), American magician noted for his sensational escape acts.

Houdini was the son of a rabbi who emigrated from Hungary to the United States and settled in Appleton, became a trapeze performer in circuses at an early age. With Adrien Brody, Kristen Connolly, Evan Jones, Tim Pigott-Smith. Follow the man behind the magic as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists and encounters the greatest names of the era, from U.S.

presidents to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Grigori Rasputin/10(K). Directed by Uli Edel, the nonlinear narrative is based on the book Houdini: A Mind in Chains: A Psychoanalytic Portrait. Audiences should realize it’s intended as a poetic drama rather than a documentary of unassailable facts.

Liberties on Houdini’s life aside, we were bothered more by its frenetic pace and cheesy dialogue. Meyer also worked from the book “Houdini: A Mind in Chains: A Psychoanalytic Portrait,” written by his own father, a psychological double-feint I don’t even want to get into.

Based on the book Houdini: A Mind in Chains: A Psychoanalytic Portrait by Bernard C. Meyer, M.D. See also FAQ | User Reviews | User Ratings | External Reviews | Metacritic Reviews. He compares Houdini to Pygmalion trapped in an obsessive-narcissistic quest to mythologize himself, driven on by his own magnanimous egotism.

In this conviction, he has been informed by Bernard C. Meyer's study of Houdini: Houdini, a Mind in Chains. Fleischman goes on to portray the hypocritical stance of Houdini towards his namesake Robert-Houdin/5(9).

Written by Nicholas Meyer, based on his father Bernard C. Meyer’s book “Houdini: A Mind in Chains: A Psychoanalytic Portrait,” the miniseries tries to fold in analytical themes involving. There are many biographies of Houdini. Some chronicle his achievements; others explain his tricks, but to my knowledge only “Houdini: A Mind in Chains,” by my father, Bernard C.

Meyer, M.D.Houdini only performed this illusion a few times in a week-long run in New York City in Julybut it caused a sensation. While Houdini performed other tricks, bricklayers erected a wall 3 meters (9 ft) high and meters (10 ft) wide on the stage, perpendicular.

Oscar nominee Uli Edel directed the project, adapted by Nicholas Meyer from the book Houdini: A Mind in Chains — A Psychoanalytic Portrait (written by .