Film futuristics

A forecasting methodology

Authored by: Michael Glock

The Routledge International Handbook of Jungian Film Studies

Print publication date:  April  2018
Online publication date:  April  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138666962
eBook ISBN: 9781315619163
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Imagine that in 2020 you are tasked to understand and predict potential threats that existed in the world against your country. You decide to use film futuristics because its methodology is anchored in C. G. Jung’s formulation of the collective unconscious and archetypes. It is a methodology where you research and analyze multiple films, synthesize the collected insights through a hermeneutic, heuristic process which is then followed by writing three fictional scenarios of possible, probable and preferable futures.

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